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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.
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psychodynamic

adjpsychodynamisch
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psychodynamic

adj psicodinámico; npl (psychodynamic therapy) psicodinámica
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