The psychology of language studies how we acquire, represent, understand, encode and produce both visual and auditory language â€” including both its dysfunction and biological, cultural and historical foundations. The field goes by many different names, but modern scholars prefer the â€œpsychology of languageâ€? to pithier terms like â€œpsycholinguisticsâ€? and â€œneurolinguistics.â€? PSY 256: The Psychology of Language is a class well worth taking, especially at the University of Saskatchewan.