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The practice of taking things we already know about people, and weighing it down with jargon until the only other people who understand it are psychologists.
"Psychology dictates that all juvenile humans grow to imitate the assertive role models around them, sparking a developmental response" (Kids grow up to be like their folks)
by benbalooky October 05, 2010
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
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The discipline that everyone swears they know about simply because they took an intro class which barely covers the other areas of the discipline or watch Dr. Phil.
Student: I took an intro class and I will psychoanalyze you despite my professor telling me it's bullshit.
2nd student: I know all about psychology since I watch dr. Phil religiously.
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The study of human thought and behaviour. A social scientific subject which can trace its origins back to ancient Greece.
Psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy are all different.
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Psychology is everyone's major at some point during their college career.
Me: What are you majoring in? (Dont you dare say psychology)
Random Person: Psychology.
Me: OOOOH exciting.
by Cliff Whitty March 22, 2006
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The section of Borders bookstore where all the porn is hidden, believe it or not.
Dude, have you been the psychology section before? There's a whole wall of erotica in there! You've GOT to check it out!
by Wail Halls September 20, 2006
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It's an interesting class to take for a semester, but anyone that majors in it is really just trying to figure themselves out. All the people with psych degrees are usually the most messed up, they think the more they learn the more they might figure out their own problems. Then they graduate, and tell other people whats wrong with them...it's healthy, I swear
Jack: How is your semester going?
Jill: It's so stressful, I have started throwing up all my food again, and I hate my family, and I hear voices, and I think I might have the ugliest nose on the continental United States.
Jack: What's your major?
Jill: Psychology! I'm going to help people someday!
by Updawg November 07, 2006
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