n., pl., -gies.
- The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
- The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: the psychology of war.
- Subtle tactical action or argument used to manipulate or influence another: He used poor psychology on his employer when trying to make the point.
- Philosophy. The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.
v., liked, lik·ing, likes. v.tr.
- To find pleasant or attractive; enjoy.
- To want to have: would like some coffee.
- To feel about; regard: How do you like her nerve!
- Archaic. To be pleasing to.
Okay-so I’m not a psychologist. It isn’t even my field, but the whole idea of “like” is changing right before our eyes. Facebook has taken “like” to a whole new interesting and non-committal way. The ubiquity of the “like” button – on so many websites has made “liking” something so easy – so emotion-less. You can “like” anything. We are being conditioned to Facebook “like” everything. It’ll soon shape the way we “like” anything without that Facebook button.