psychology

01. Jerome studied [psychology] at UCLA because he is interested in working with people who have emotional problems.
02. A scientist once said that a magician pulls rabbits out of hats, whereas an experimental [psychologist] pulls habits out of rats.
03. By studying details of the different murders, the detective was able to draw up a [psychological] profile of the person believed to have committed the murders.
04. Thomas wasn't sufficiently [psychologically] prepared to deal with his illness.
05. The reasons for the child's bad behavior are probably [psychological].
06. Coping with the death of a pet is often [psychologically] difficult.
07. He has been studying the [psychology] of winning in order to improve his performance in the Olympics.
08. We are studying deviant sexual behavior in my [psychology] course at the moment.
09. H. A. Overstreet once said that to hate and to fear is to be [psychologically] ill.
10. Forty percent of child [psychologists] advise parents of pre-schoolers to "confirm Santa's existence."
11. Marijuana is not physically addictive, but like anything, it can be [psychologically] addictive.
12. Studies show that regular exercise promotes [psychological] well-being.
13. A recent U.S. study suggests that children's [psychological] well-being is unrelated to parental sexual orientation.
14. In a recent study, 74% of Americans stated that they were [psychologically] prepared for proof of the existence of life on other planets.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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