experimental psychology

  1. the branch of psychology dealing with the study of emotional and mental activity, as learning, in humans and other animals by means of experimental methods.

Origin of experimental psychology

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby experimental psychology

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How to use experimental psychology in a sentence

  • The early history of experimental psychology in America once occasioned discussion.

  • So experimental psychology needs as its starting point an exact definition of the technique to be used in making the experiment.

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British Dictionary definitions for experimental psychology

experimental psychology

  1. the scientific study of the individual behaviour of man and other animals, esp of perception, learning, memory, motor skills, and thinking

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