- of or relating to psychology.
- pertaining to the mind or to mental phenomena as the subject matter of psychology.
- of, pertaining to, dealing with, or affecting the mind, especially as a function of awareness, feeling, or motivation: psychological play; psychological effect.
Origin of psychological
Examples from the Web for pseudo-psychological
The pseudo-psychological story: She had been sitting before the fire for a long, long time.Cheerful--By Request
- of or relating to psychology
- of or relating to the mind or mental activity
- having no real or objective basis; arising in the mindhis backaches are all psychological
- affecting the mind
Word Origin and History for pseudo-psychological
1680s; see psychology + -ical. Related: Psychologically. Psychological warfare recorded from 1940. Psychological moment was in vogue from 1871, from French moment psychologique "moment of immediate expectation of something about to happen."
The original German phrase, misinterpreted by the French & imported together with its false sense into English, meant the psychic factor, the mental effect, the influence exerted by a state of mind, & not a point of time at all, das Moment in German corresponding to our momentum, not our moment. [Fowler]
- Of or relating to psychology.
- Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.
- Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.