Meaning, psychology, semantics, people, natural


International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review

Original Research Article

Psychological meaning of psychology

Francisco Ernesto Montoya Orozco1, Leticia Carreño Saucedo*2 and Josué Ociel Márquez Gómez3

1Graduated from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) UAP Tejupilco
2 Full-time Professor at the Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit. Autonomous Mexico State University
3Full Time Professor of the Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit. Autonomous Mexico State University

*Corresponding Author Email: psicoletty(at)

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Francisco Ernesto Montoya Orozco

Leticia Carreño Saucedo

Josué Ociel Márquez Gómez

Article Number: IJEPRR.22.009  |   Pages: 81-87  |   Vol. 9 (3), July 2022   |   DOI:

 Received: August 20, 2021  Accepted: October 20, 2021  Published: July 29, 2022


The objective of this study was to know what psychology means for people, since nowadays more and more paradigms are created about what psychology is. Today, there are several occupations that seem or appear to be like psychology, or that people, due to lack of information, can get confused with it. The present investigation corresponds to a descriptive study, with a non-experimental cross-sectional design. For the population, we worked with three samples, one was 35 students from the Autonomous Mexico State University (UAEMex), Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit who are studying a degree in psychology, another was 35 professionals between the UAEMex and the National Council for Teaching and Research in Psychology (CNEIP) who exercise their role as psychologists, and the other, 35 adults who had an occupation other than psychology, either profession or trade. The Natural Semantic Networks technique was used, whose main purpose is to approach the study of meaning in a natural way, the word PSYCHOLOGY was used as a stimulus and the phrases “Psychology is useful for …” and “Psychology is …” as illustrative sentences. to guide them to define the stimulus. For the results, the word that was repeated the most in the three samples was the defining word Help. This leads to saying that for people the first thing that comes to mind when they think of psychology is helping.


Meaning, psychology, semantics, people, natural

How to Cite this Article

Orozco FEM, Saucedo LC, Gómez JOM (2022). Psychological meaning of psychology. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev.

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