How to sign psychology in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand pointing slightly forward and behind the gap in between the thumb and index fingers of your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should be oriented away from yourself. Tap the pinkie side of your dominant hand down onto the gap in-between your thumb and index fingers 2 times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of psychology

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of psychology

End of Sign

Final Frame of psychology

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for psychology
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for psychology
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

First tap the index finger of your dominant hand on the side of your forehead. Then, set both hands in front of you with your dominant hand pointing slightly forward and behind the gap in between the thumb and index fingers of your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should be oriented away from yourself. Tap the pinkie side of your dominant hand down onto the gap in-between your thumb and index fingers 2 times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of psychology

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of psychology

End of Sign

Final Frame of psychology

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for psychology
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for psychology
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for psychology
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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