psychodynamics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction 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

psychodynamic

play \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈna-mik, -də-\ adjective

psychodynamically

play \ˌsī-kō-dī-ˈna-mi-k(ə-)lē, -də-\ adverb

First Known Use of psychodynamics

1874

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psychodynamics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction 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

psychodynamic

play \-ik\ adjective

psychodynamically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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