psychophysics

noun

psy·​cho·​phys·​ics ˌsī-kō-ˈfi-ziks How to pronounce psychophysics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical processes (such as intensity of stimulation) on the mental processes of an organism
psychophysicist noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychophysics was in 1875

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“Psychophysics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychophysics. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychophysics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​phys·​ics ˌsī-kō-ˈfiz-iks How to pronounce psychophysics (audio)
: a branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical processes (as intensity of stimulation) on the mental processes and especially sensations of an organism

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