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psychology

Origin: Psycho-: cf. F. Psychologie. See Psychical.

(Science: study) The science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul. Psychology, the science conversant about the phenomena of the mind, or conscious subject, or self. (Sir W. Hamilton)


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Evolutionary psychology

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

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... distributions were mentioned in "Thirty Years of Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability" by Rushton and Jensen, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. The standard deviations were taken from a 1963 study by Kennedy, Van de Riet, and White. Notice all the "experts" ...

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Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:42 pm
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:04 pm
 
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