Psychology Dictionary & Glossary for students
Psychology dictionary


Welcome to possibly the most comprehensive psychology and mental health sciences related dictionary on the internet for students


Choose the initial letter of the term you wish to visit and click on it.

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Welcome to ITS Tutorial School's comprehensive source of definitions for Psychology and Mental Health related terms. The definitions and concepts cover a wide range of terms, concepts and theories related to psychology and mental health.

Over 1200 terms defined. This dictionary is primarily aimed at supporting secondary/senior/high school and early tertiary students who are studying psychology or related subjects.

The definitions of terms and concepts that have been included are most of the major subject specific words that students will come across when studying psychology at senior high school. First year undergraduates may also find it a useful reference point for topic areas that they did not cover at secondary/senior/high school. All terms in this dictionary are cross referenced and linked for ease of use.

The resource is the third in a series of Dictionaries/Glossaries that ITS Tutorial School has been developing specifically aimed at providing a comprehensive source of subject specific definitions aimed at helping students and teachers everywhere. ITS Tutorial School is aiming to provide a content rich portal that will be of aid to both educators and students worldwide. All terms in this dictionary have been rewritten from a wide variety of sources with the emphasis being on precise definitions and explanations that students can use in their study. Term are cross linked with the linked term opening in a new page so that students can fully understand the definition or concept that is being explained.

The dictionary and glossary also includes a short biography on all theorists that have been referred to in the dictionary.

ITS has spent a considerable amount of resources in writing the dictionary and is copyright holder of this dictionary. Use is subject to the following:

You may print definitions for your own use as a student or teacher without ITS permission but I do ask that these print-outs give the URL as the source.

You may not copy any of these pages on to your own web-site, or any form of electronically accessible media.

Please email ITS if you would like to add a term to this dictionary / glossary. Either send us your definition or request that we define the term for you.

This resource was created to help students and others everywhere. ITS would like to freely encourage other internet sites to link to this dictionary.

Please just paste the following link text into your html source code:

<a href="" target="_new">Psychology Dictionary / Glossary for Students</a>

It will look like this:
Psychology Dictionary / Glossary for Students

All terms in this dictionary are bookmarked and it is possible to place a link to any term that will then open the definition in a new page from your own site by using the following text. All that is needed is to change the b.htm to the correct dictionary letter page ie d.htm and the tem ie basic_anxiety to the term you wish to show the definition to i.e delusion

<a target="_blank" href="">basic anxiety</a>

It will look like this:
basic anxiety

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This dictionary is designed to be especially targeted at students studying the following courses and syllabuses:

United Kingdom (UK) AS & A2 (GCE) Level syllabuses from AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards
The IB (International Baccalaureate) Psychology
Hong Kong (HK) A Level Psychology
Australian syllabuses including HSC, VCE and SACE
Introductory level courses in the United States for psychology or mental health related degrees
First year university or associate diploma level psychology or mental health related courses
Home schooling students

This resource was developed by:
The staff at ITS Tutorial School
The dictionary's content was edited by
Lucinda Pike
B.Sc Hons - Majoring in Psychology

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