What are the root word of psychology?
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What is the root word for psychology?
Psychology IS a root word. It might be tempting to think that the root word is psyche but that would not be quite correct - they are related words. If psyche was the root word, then the word would be "psycheology". You cannot strip off any part of it to form a word - although the psycho- portion can be a prefix such as psychoanalyze. The -ology portion occurs in words referencing study of something.