psy·​cho·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce psychodynamics (audio) , -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 How to pronounce psychodynamic (audio) , -​də-​ \ adjective
psychodynamically \ ˌsī-​kō-​dī-​ˈna-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychodynamically (audio) , -​də-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of psychodynamics

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Psychodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychodynamics. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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psychodynamics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
psy·​cho·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -də- How to pronounce psychodynamics (audio) \

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 How to pronounce psychodynamic (audio) \ adjective
psychodynamically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychodynamically (audio) \ adverb

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