Ballet had taught me from an early age that pain is only in the mind, and motivation is only a matter of psychological tricks.
Lobello is one of thousands of military veterans who wrestle with the psychological wounds of war.
The psychological twist in the case of climate change is that we inflict the disaster ourselves.
Bridie Scott-Parker, et al. “The psychological Distress of the Young Driver: A Brief Report.”
She wanted to belong, and so that was a way I could get at the psychological truth of her.
It is less "literary" than psychological, less psychological than physiological.
This was the psychological moment for which his guests had been waiting.
His state of mind on waking is a psychological condition with which we are all familiar.
It was a psychological struggle which appealed to him, and that thoroughly.
The report written on this occasion by the Secretary of State is a psychological document both interesting and revealing.
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]
psychological psy·cho·log·i·cal (sī'kə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or psy·cho·log·ic (-lŏj'ĭk)
Of or relating to psychology.
Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.
Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.