Definition of psychodrama
1 : an extemporized dramatization designed to afford catharsis and social relearning for one or more of the participants from whose life history the plot is abstracted
2 : a dramatic narrative or work characterized by psychological overtones
3 : an often ongoing psychological struggle; also : an expression of psychological turmoil
psychodramaticplay \-drə-ˈma-tik\ adjective
Recent Examples of psychodrama from the Web
A weeklong series dedicated to skewering the traditions, expectations, and psychodrama that surround wedding season.
Bronx Gothic is part documentary and part psychodrama.
A 75 year-old recluse tries to keep others out of her home in Saskia Rifkin's psychodrama.
Then there is all the other baggage—the constant psychodrama between her supporters and her critics—which was on full display this week and will continue to divide the party.
Its trailers have been simultaneously tantalizing and opaque, drawing you back into the early '90s world of David Lynch and Mark Frost's small-town psychodrama while revealing absolutely nothing in the way of plot, dialogue, or even new characters.
Contemporary resonances are scarce: too much psychodrama in the script.
A heavy dose of Donald Trump each sunrise and at least the potential of domestic-inspired psychodrama before our breakfasts.
Hosted by Hannah Jeter (yes, the wife of the former New York Yankees captain), Project Runway Junior is a fashion design competition refreshingly light on the psychodrama and preening snippiness that sometimes afflicts its parent show.
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Medical Definition of psychodrama
: an extemporized dramatization designed to afford catharsis and social relearning for one or more of the participants from whose life history the plot is abstracted
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