psychodynamics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction psy·cho·dy·nam·ics \-dī-ˈna-miks, -də-\

Definition of psychodynamics

  1. 1 :  the psychology of mental or emotional forces or processes developing especially in early childhood and their effects on behavior and mental states

  2. 2 :  explanation or interpretation (as of behavior or mental states) in terms of mental or emotional forces or processes

  3. 3 :  motivational forces acting especially at the unconscious level

psychodynamic

play \-mik\ adjective

psychodynamically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1874

First Known Use of psychodynamics

1874


Medical Dictionary

psychodynamics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction psy·cho·dy·nam·ics \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -də-\

Medical Definition of psychodynamics

  1. 1:  the psychology of mental or emotional forces or processes developing especially in early childhood and their effects on behavior and mental states

  2. 2:  explanation or interpretation (as of behavior or mental states) in terms of mental or emotional forces or processes

  3. 3:  motivational forces acting especially at the unconscious level

psychodynamic

\-ik\play adjective

psychodynamically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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