Find over 25,000 psychological definitions


anxiety disorders

 themost common of adult mental disorders, characterised by severe anxiety and feelings of tension. Phobias areprobably the most familiar of these disorders.

Browse dictionary by letter

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Psychology term of the day

September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.