psychologist

[ sahy-kol-uh-jist ]
/ saɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst /

noun

a specialist in psychology.
Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism.

adjective

Also psy·chol·o·gis·tic. of or relating to psychologism.

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Origin of psychologist

First recorded in 1720–30; psycholog(y) + -ist

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH psychologist

psychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist
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Medical definitions for psychologist

psychologist
[ sī-kŏlə-jĭst ]

n.

A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.
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