The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology is perhaps most fi tting that a dictionary of psychology begins with defi nitions of the terms dictionary and psychology. This is the defi nition of psychology presented in this work, and it highlights several important points concerning this dictionary. First, psychology is broad. Its contents range from the microlevel neural processes that form the building blocks of thought, feeling, and action to the macrolevel social and cultural processes that bind us with our primate rela- tives in our evolutionary history and defi ne our collectives. For that reason, a dictionary of psychology needs to include terms and con- cepts related to neural structures, chemicals, transmitters, genes, and anatomy, as much as it needs to include social processes, network analysis, and cultural norms and artifacts. It also needs to include concepts related to the array of abnormal behaviors and methods related to their treatment.
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