The best Psych Terms app at your finger tips!

This cool app is entirely FREE, so be sure to check it out!

This app gives you a rich selection of 1000+ frequently used psychiatric and mental health terms, phrases and definitions that are concisely written for quick and easy review.

This app is ideal for all medical and mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students, psychology students, therapists, counselors, and of course curious lay people who just want to familiarize themselves with the language of mental health!

App Features:

- 1000+ terms & definitions!
- Alphabetically organized for quick reference!
- Fully browseable & searchable!
- Tap on the term to learn the definition!
- Add psych terms to your favorites!
- Share psych terms via email!
- No internet or Wi-Fi connection required!
- Easy-to-use interface!

Great reviews from our loyal users:

"As a mental health counseling grad student, I think this free app is a handy guide to terms I see often and more importantly, many I don't see often enough to always remember the exact definition."

"This is perfect. Might even be my favorite app! It gives great information!"

"A very nice and useful app! Highly recommended!"

"Perfect for my psychology class. This little app has helped me many times to pass a test."

"This app rocks! The definitions are brief but very accurate."

What’s New

Version 2.2.5

User Interface improvements
Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

provocateurx ,

Good app, needs examples though.

This is good for simple text book definitions, but I was hoping it would contain examples for some terms to give the user a better grip on the meaning (i.e. heuristics or cognitive dissonance). Overall a good basic psychology dictionary.

MacDelta ,

Definitions vague and incomplete

"Addiction: Physical and psychological dependence on a drug."

Yep, that's it. I am not a psychologist, but know this is a misleading and incomplete definition due to an "error of omission," by neglecting to include that addiction is the result of the accumulation of poor choices, one's refusal to accept personal responsibility for both the choices made and the ultimate consequences; creating a vicious circle of self denial, delusion and blame. The definition also doesn't reveal that addiction encompasses more than just drugs. People's accumulations of poor choices, self denial and blame can lead to physical and/or psychological dependence on many other things. Food, sex, violence, enabling other addicts, lying, criminal acts, and many other choices a person makes based on lack of self-discipline and the repetition of the same poor choices.

I liken the definition to defining a car as a four door four wheeled Crown Victoria used to transport one's self to a movie theater.

There are much better resources than the Psych Terms app.

One star is for the app; the second star is for the inclusion of a sheer number of both familiar and unfamiliar psychology-related terms whose definitions can be looked up elsewhere.

Zombinator lover ,

Great Update

As a mental health Professional, I find this app to be informative and accurate when it come to finding a single meaning to help describe a pts progress or disposition. Great Update. When I originally downloaded this app it was very generic and mundane. At this time it has become a very useful tool that I have used in my career in helping me to determine acute criteria.
Very impressed and like the app. I would like to see a search engine that can help find descriptive words based on a definition in the future.
Until then, this has been a fantastic update.
Thank you.


Michael Quach
6.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2014 Michael Quach
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad-Free Version $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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