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From psycholog(y) +‎ -ist.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsaɪˈkɑl.ə.d͡ʒɪst/[1]
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psychologist (plural psychologists)

  1. An expert in the field of psychology.
    • 2010 August 4, Leonard S. Rubenstein, JD; Stephen N. Xenakis, MD, “The Ethics of Enhanced Interrogations and Torture: A Reappraisal of the Argument”, in JAMA[1], volume 304, number 5, American Medical Association, DOI:10.1001/jama.2010.1057, pages 569–570:
      In 2009, the Obama Administration released guidelines on enhanced interrogation written in 2003 and 2004 by the CIA Office of Medical Services. (OMS).1-3(appendix F) The OMS guidelines, even in redacted form, and opinions from the US Department of Justice's (DOJ’s) Office of Legal Counsel show that CIA physicians, psychologists, and other health care personnel had important roles in enhanced interrogation.
    • 2012, Christine Wilding, chapter 2, in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Croydon, UK: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, page 18:
      Investigating why IBM salespeople were so successful, researchers found that IBM set easy targets for their salespeople rather than targets that were difficult to reach and so most of their salespeople achieved their targets. IBM had hired psychologists to define optimum motivational goals for their salespeople and it was discovered that if the targets were achievable the salespeople became very confident and motivated (unlike their demotivated cousins in rival companies) and went out and sold even more computers.

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  1. ^ psychologist” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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