Welcome to Psych Central’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. Ever feel like psychologists, professors, or a mental health professional is speaking another language when they talk to you about personality, brain health, or a psychology or mental health issues?

We’re here to try and interpret some of that psychobabble into plain English, to help you better understand these sometimes-technical terms. Here you’ll find helpful definitions and examples of psychology terms and concepts commonly used in both psychology and in mental health.