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psy·cho·dy·nam·ics

 (sī′kō-dī-năm′ĭks, -dĭ-)
n.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The interaction of various conscious and unconscious mental or emotional processes, especially as they influence personality, behavior, and attitudes.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The study of personality and behavior in terms of such processes.

psy′cho·dy·nam′ic adj.
psy′cho·dy·nam′i·cal·ly adv.
Translations

psychodynamic

adjpsychodynamisch

psychodynamic

adj psicodinámico; npl (psychodynamic therapy) psicodinámica
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The last paper in this edition, from Mary Hartley and Lou-Marie Kruger, entitled On being human: The power of specificity in psychotherapy in the South African context, is an important addition to the slowly growing literature in response to challenges to the relevance of psychodynamic practice within the South African setting.
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From theory to applied techniques, it blends a case history format with stories of psychodynamic encounters across lifespans, blends histories of theories and treatments, and makes for a lively pick for any psychology collection at either the general or college level.
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