| 1. Psychology is concerned with a wide area of interest.
2. In the late 1920s experimental psychologists were more likely to work in the area of learning or habit than in the introspection of sensations.
3. One area of study in which recent advances have been made is that of brain damage. Psychology as a profession includes numerous areas of specialization: biological psychology, experimental psychology, developmental, social. etc.
|| a) an area of activity, interest, knowledge etc, esp. one that people consider should be respected or admired;
| 1. Keith has a degree in psychology, but couldn't find a job in his field.
2. Laycock is one of the most brilliant psychiatrists in the field.
3. Floyd Ruch avoided a global definition, defining psychology in terms of its fields of study.
4. This last definition reflected the growing interest in fields outside of traditional "experimental" psychology.
|| b) a particular section of society a particular subject or activity that sb works in or is interested in
| 1. This problem is outside the domain of medical science.
2. male/female domain:Physics used to be very much a male domain.
3. Wilhelm Wundt stated in the opening sentence of his book Principles of Physiological Psychology (1873): 'The book that I herewith offer to the public attempts to mark out a new domain of science'.
|| c) a particular subject or activity, or an aspect of it
| 1. Mitchell's greatest achievements have been in the diplomatic sphere.
2. in scientific/political etc spheres:She has a solid reputation in scientific spheres.
3. public/private sphere: Women have often been excluded from positions of power in the public sphere.
4. sb's sphere of influence
|| d) an area of knowledge or activity; esp. one that sb is responsible for
(b) Study the following words. What do they have in common with those above?