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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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Book Title : Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: The Psychodynamics of His Rise and Fall
His dramatic rise and tragic fall, according to Shamim Ahmad's balanced and thought-provoking book Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: The Psychodynamics of His Rise and Fall, can be explained best by his complex psychological personality.
Applying this idea to psychotherapy, he outlines the clinical interpersonal neurobiological mechanisms that underlie therapeutic relational psychodynamics, reciprocal nonverbal affective communications, patient-therapist transference-countertransference transactions, clinical empathic synchronization, and interactive affect regulation, as well as clinical work with synchronized mutual regressions, mutual defenses, and mutual creativity.
These included Javed Jabbar, Dr Jaffer Ahmed, Sirajuddin Aziz, Ghazi Salahuddin, Dr Nafis Qureshi and Iqbal Saleh Muhammad.The book is an appraisal of the reasons behind the rise and fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the speakers at the launch ceremony took the opportunity to delve into the reasons of the rise and fall of Bhutto in light of the psychodynamics of the times as well as the personality traits of Bhutto.
KARACHI -- The launch of 'The Psychodynamics of his Rise and Fall,' a book on the founder and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was held at Karachi Gymkhana on Tuesday.
In our analysis we also borrowed notions from various fields to achieve a more accurate understanding of the events, in particular those related to engineering production projects, more specifically work projects, such as activity-centered ergonomics (9,10) and the psychodynamics of work (11).
Research at KL focuses on niche fields in bridge disciplines such as biomedical engineering, psychology and psychodynamics, as well as topics including water quality and related health issues.
The process is well known in psychoanalytic psychodynamics.
Psychodynamics, the domain of psychological theory that contains traditional psychoanalysis and the theories that were developed in response to it, currently possesses complementary attributes that reflect the unique experiences of the D/S relationship.
The remainder of the psychiatric intervention will be focused on the patient's particular symptoms--of posttraumatic stress, anxiety, or depression--and the relationship between her symptoms, history, and psychodynamics. Group therapy or other support by women who have faced similar abuse may be helpful.
In a report in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychodynamics, researchers from Italy and Buffalo, pointed out that a neurological disorder like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease may first show up as a psychiatric problem years before neurological symptoms become apparent that result in a correct diagnosis.
The second edition of the DSM (DSM-II) was published in 1968, with its first distinct section for disorders of childhood and adolescence, and an overarching focus on psychodynamics.