experimental psychology


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. experiment station,
  2. experimental,
  3. experimental condition,
  4. experimental group,
  5. experimental medicine,
  6. experimental theater,
  7. experimentalism,
  8. experimentalize,
  9. experimentation,
  10. experimenter effect

Origin of experimental psychology

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for experimental psychology

experimental psychology

noun

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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Medicine definitions for experimental psychology

experimental psychology

n.

The branch of psychology that studies conditioning, learning, perception, motivation, emotion, language, and thinking by conducting experiments under controlled conditions.
Any of the branches of psychology that make extensive use of experimental methods.

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