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.

Nearby words

  1. psychological novel,
  2. psychological operations,
  3. psychological primary,
  4. psychological warfare,
  5. psychologism,
  6. psychologize,
  7. psychology,
  8. psychomachia,
  9. psychomancy,
  10. psychometric

Origin of psychologist

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

Can be confusedpsychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist

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Word Origin and History for psychologist

psychologist

n.

1727; see psychology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for psychologist

psychologist

[ sī-kŏlə-jĭst ]

n.

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

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