psy·​cho·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ˌsī-kō-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

Other Words from psychodynamics

psychodynamic \ˌsī-​kō-​dī-​ˈna-​mik, -​də-​ \ adjective
psychodynamically \ˌsī-​kō-​dī-​ˈna-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē, -​də-​ \ adverb

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1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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psy·​cho·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -də- \

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

Other Words from psychodynamics

psychodynamic \-​ik \ adjective
psychodynamically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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