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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.

psychodynamics

(ˌsaɪkəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks)
n
(Psychology) (functioning as singular) psychol the study of interacting motives and emotions
ˌpsychodyˈnamic adj
ˌpsychodyˈnamically adv

psy•cho•dy•nam•ics

(ˌsaɪ koʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the conscious and unconscious motivational forces that determine human behavior and attitudes.
2. (used with a sing. v.) any branch of psychology or method of clinical treatment that views personality as the result of an interplay between conscious and unconscious factors.
[1870–75]
psy`cho•dy•nam′ic, adj.
psy`cho•dy•nam′i•cal•ly, adv.

psychodynamics

the systematic study of personality in terms of past and present experiences in relation to motivation. — psychodynamic, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychodynamics - the interrelation of conscious and unconscious processes and emotions that determine personality and motivation
interrelatedness, interrelation, interrelationship - mutual or reciprocal relation or relatedness; "interrelationships of animal structure and function"
2.psychodynamics - the branch of social psychology that deals with the processes and emotions that determine psychology and motivation
social psychology - the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole
group dynamics - the branch of social psychology that studies the psychodynamics of interaction in social groups
Translations

psychodynamics

[ˌsaikəʊdaɪˈnæmiks] NSINGpsicodinámica f

psychodynamics

n singPsychodynamik f
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