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psychoanalysis
  • n  a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
    his physician recommended psychoanalysis
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psychoanalytic process
  • n  a process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory
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psychobabble
  • n  using language loaded with psychological terminology
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psychodelic drug
  • n  a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
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psychodidae
  • n  very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
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psychodynamics
  • n  the interrelation of conscious and unconscious processes and emotions that determine personality and motivation
  • n  the branch of social psychology that deals with the processes and emotions that determine psychology and motivation
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psychogalvanic response
  • n  a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
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psychogenesis
  • n  the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
  • n  a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
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psychogenic fugue
  • n  dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state
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psychokinesis
  • n  the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
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psycholinguist
  • n  a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
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psycholinguistics
  • n  the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance
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psychological condition
  • n  (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
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psychological disorder
  • n  (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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psychological feature
  • n  a feature of the mental life of a living organism
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psychological medicine
  • n  the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
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psychological moment
  • n  the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
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psychological operation
  • n  military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
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