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psychologist

[sahy-kol-uh-jist]
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noun
  1. a specialist in psychology.
  2. Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism.
adjective
  1. Also psy·chol·o·gis·tic. of or relating to psychologism.

Origin of psychologist

First recorded in 1720–30; psycholog(y) + -ist
Can be confusedpsychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist
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Examples from the Web for psychologist

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Historical Examples

  • "I think I see what you mean," said the psychologist, warily.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • "Well, she was quite frank about it with me," the psychologist pursued.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • The psychologist was silent, with Rulledge staring indignantly at him.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • "You knew Mrs. Ormond, too, I believe," the psychologist pursued.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • Too often from the standpoint of the psychologist, the prescription is simply rest.

    Psychotherapy

    Hugo Mnsterberg


Word Origin and History for psychologist

n.

1727; see psychology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

psychologist in Medicine

psychologist

(sī-kŏlə-jĭst)
n.
  1. A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.
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