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psychologist

[sahy-kol-uh-jist] /saɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in psychology.
2.
Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism.
adjective
3.
Also, psychologistic. of or relating to psychologism.
Origin of psychologist
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; psycholog(y) + -ist
Can be confused
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  • "I think I see what you mean," said the psychologist, warily.

    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
  • "Well, she was quite frank about it with me," 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
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psychologist in Medicine

psychologist psy·chol·o·gist (sī-kŏl'ə-jĭst)
n.
A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.

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