neu·​ro·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-sī-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuropsychology

: a science concerned with the integration of psychological observations on behavior and the mind with neurological observations on the brain and nervous system

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neuropsychological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌsī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuropsychologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​sī-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Sara Douglas, PsyD, a psychologist specializing in pediatric neuropsychology, tells Refinery29 that children have needs that differ vastly from those of adults. Danielle Campoamor,, "Police Handcuffed & Pepper-Sprayed A 9-Year-Old Girl, The Latest Example Of Why They Shouldn’t Interact With Kids," 1 Feb. 2021 These descriptions did not preserve the handwriting from the original responses, says Rhoda Au, director of neuropsychology at the Framingham study and a professor at Boston University. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, "AI Assesses Alzheimer’s Risk by Analyzing Word Usage," 22 Oct. 2020 Caution fatigue also comes from cognitive challenges, said Eric Zillmer, a professor of neuropsychology at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Quarantine fatigue: Why some of us have stopped being vigilant and how to overcome it," 8 June 2020 Delgado, who has a PhD in neuropsychology, spent years sourcing the best quality ingredients for the collection, which is hand-produced in Manhattan Beach, for a product line that isn't just luxe, but treats your body well from head to toe. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Luxury CBD Skincare Line Dra Sunshine Launches at Bergdorf Goodman," 21 Nov. 2019 The team neuropsychology consultant reports the findings back to the team physician. John Fay,, "BengalsXtra: Cordy Glenn saga sheds light the NFL's concussion protocol," 17 Oct. 2019 Borman earned her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and PhD in pediatric neuropsychology from UWM in the mid-1970s. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Mary Ann Borman — 'a true dyed in the wool radical' — was dedicated to community action," 5 July 2018 The effects of that harm may evolve over time, says Antonio Puente, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington who specializes in cultural neuropsychology. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "‘What This Amounts to Is Child Abuse.’ Psychologists Warn Against Separating Kids From Their Parents," 19 June 2018 Court records show La Cañada Unified attempted to compel a mental examination of Kalnins, in response to the plaintiffs' stated intention to designate a neuropsychology expert as a witness. Sara Cardine,, "Trial date in suit against LCUSD filed by injured student’s family moved to March," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of neuropsychology

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Neuropsychology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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neu·​ro·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ -sī-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) \
plural neuropsychologies

Medical Definition of neuropsychology

: a science concerned with the integration of psychological observations on behavior and the mind with neurological observations on the brain and nervous system

Other Words from neuropsychology

neuropsychological \ -​ˌsī-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) \ adjective
neuropsychologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuropsychology (audio) \ adverb

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