What Is The Difference Between Psychology And Psychiatry?


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Jo W. Profile
Jo W. answered
Hi niknaknik,

Here's what I found in the Webster's Dictionary for you:


1. The science of the mind or of mental states and processes.
2. The science of human and animal behavior.
3. The sum or characteristics of the mental states and processes of a person or class of persons, or of the mental states and processes involved in a field of activity: The psychology of a soldier; the psychology of politics.
4. Mental ploys or strategy: He used psychology on his parents to get a larger allowance

And in The American Heritage Dictionary:


1. The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
2. The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: The psychology of war.
3. Subtle tactical action or argument used to manipulate or influence another: He used poor psychology on his employer when trying to make the point.
4. Philosophy The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.

Again, from Webster's Dictionary:


the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

And from The American Heritage Dicitonary:

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

I hope this helps!
Melissa Borelli Profile
Melissa Borelli answered
Psychology is the study of human behavior as it pertains to an individual (opposite of sociology - the study of human behavior in a group setting)
Psychiatry is the practice of medicine to treat mental disease/illness/symptoms....etc.....
john rhoades Profile
john rhoades answered
Psychology is the study of the human mind,debating in social functions,reasoning and emotions.
Psychiatry is the study of the human psyche or subconscious,focusing on after effects from life events,buried issues,temporal lobe activities,etc.

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