psychodynamics


psy·cho·dy·nam·ics

noun pl but singular or pl in constr \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -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 \-ik\ adjective
psy·cho·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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