psychodynamics


psy·cho·dy·nam·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \-dī-ˈna-miks, -də-\

Definition of PSYCHODYNAMICS

1
:  the psychology of mental or emotional forces or processes developing especially in early childhood and their effects on behavior and mental states
2
:  explanation or interpretation (as of behavior or mental states) in terms of mental or emotional forces or processes
3
:  motivational forces acting especially at the unconscious level
psy·cho·dy·nam·ic \-mik\ adjective
psy·cho·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of PSYCHODYNAMICS

1874

psy·cho·dy·nam·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -də-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYCHODYNAMICS

1
: the psychology of mental or emotional forces or processes developing especially in early childhood and their effects on behavior and mental states
2
: explanation or interpretation (as of behavior or mental states) in terms of mental or emotional forces or processes
3
: motivational forces acting especially at the unconscious level
psy·cho·dy·nam·ic \-ik\ adjective
psy·cho·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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