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Welcome to the psychology-terms page, a new initiative here on the All About Psychology Website. So what is this page all about? Well, think psychology dictionary on steroids and that about covers it.

Just as the writing of William Shakespeare (who also knew a thing or two about human behavior) resulted in hundreds of new words being introduced into the English language; the study and practice of psychology has likewise produced a wonderful array of terms; many of which have subsequently entered into public consciousness. For instance, I'm sure that everybody has come across an anally retentive, type A egomaniac at some point during their working life. I know I have!

How The Psychology Terms Page Will Work

Each psychology term presented will have its own page, but rather than simply offering a simple definition, the psychology term in question will be explored in detail. So you can expect to find out who coined the phrase and why, as well as accessing additional information should you wish to do so.

Latest Additions To The Psychology Terms Page

Social Loafing

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You can access the social loafing page via the following link.

Social Loafing

Lots more psychology-terms for you to learn about in detail.

Recommended Psychology Terms Reading

The APA Dictionary of Psychology by Gary R. Vandenbos

Book Description

Currently marking 114 years since its founding in 1892, the APA is recognized, nationally and internationally, as the largest professional organization of psychologists in the world, as the source of the premier electronic reference database resources in the field, and as a major scholarly periodical and book publisher.

Having contributed so much for so long to the development of the lexicon of psychology, APA has long envisioned the compilation and publication of its own dictionary. Most recently in the past 10 years, APA Books has been involved in a major scholarly and editorial undertaking to bring the APA Dictionary not just to APA members, but also to psychology students, allied behavioral health professionals, and the general public.

Under the guidance of an editorial board of nearly 100 scholars, researchers, and practitioners, APA reference editorial staff has worked in concert with Market House Books, Ltd.— an English firm with over 30 years’ experience in compiling reference books for both British and American markets — to bring out this invaluable addition to your reference shelf.

Who needs this resource?

Academicians, researchers, clinicians • Undergraduates, psych majors, graduate students, and post-grads • Allied mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors • Professionals in education, medicine, and law • Academic and public libraries • All readers with a general interest in psychology.

What features will you find?

25,000 terms and definitions encompassing such areas of research and application as personality, development, interpersonal relations, memory, motivation, perception, cognition, language and communication, among others • Coverage of psychological concepts, processes, and therapies across all the major subdisciplines of psychology — including clinical, experimental, social, developmental, personality, school and educational, industrial and organizational, health, among many others • Thousands of cross-references, directing the user to synonyms and antonyms, acronyms and abbreviations, related terms and concepts • A Guide to Use, explaining formal elements and editorial practices • Four Appendixes, each gathering entries thematically into one synoptic listing, covering biographies; institutions, associations, and organizations; psychological therapies and interventions; and psychological tests and assessment instruments.

See following link for more details:

The APA Dictionary of Psychology

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