psychologist

A specialist in psychology licensed to practice professional psychology ( e.g., clinical p.), or qualified to teach psychology as a scholarly discipline (academic p.), or whose scientific specialty is a subfield of psychology (research p.).

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psy·chol·o·gist sī-'käl-ə-jəst n a specialist in one or more branches of psychology esp a practitioner of clinical psychology, counseling, or guidance

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n.
a person who is engaged in the scientific study of the mind. A psychologist may work in a university, in industry, in schools, or in a hospital. A clinical psychologist has been trained in aspects of the assessment and treatment of the ill and handicapped. He or she usually works in a hospital, often as one of a multidisciplinary team. An educational psychologist has been trained in aspects of the cognitive and emotional development of children. He or she usually works in close association with schools and advises on the management of children.

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psy·chol·o·gist (si-kolґə-jist) a qualified specialist in psychology.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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