- 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 psychologically
The deeper you get, the more hardcore the acts, both physically and psychologically.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
The fall of Aleppo will be hugely tragic—“psychologically and optically devastating,” says Itani.Is Obama Done Playing Footsie With Assad?
November 17, 2014
Between 1995 and 2007, my husband abused me physically, sexually, and psychologically.Immigrant Women Facing Domestic Abuse Need Stronger Protections
October 24, 2014
And calls to violence like this often appeal as much to the psychologically damaged as they do to committed ideologues.Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS
October 24, 2014
A disease that once seemed distant has become, at least psychologically, more present to the American people.Parents’ Ebola Panic Is Taking Over My Clinic
October 15, 2014
It is, nevertheless, psychologically real, and capable of definition.An Ethnologist's View of History
Daniel G. Brinton
That period, really and psychologically, marks a "new birth."The Task of Social Hygiene
Psychologically it was now too late for the others to resort to arms.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
But between the two, Cummings was the coward, psychologically at least.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
Psychologically, the test resembles that of comparing weights in V, 1.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
- 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 psychologically
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.