[sahy-koh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
- of or relating to the relationship of psychological and sexual phenomena.
Origin of psychosexual
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At this time of life, the psychosexual in especial often plays a great part.
Similarly the psychosexual passes through a metamorphosis in normal development.
He holds that such cases show a "fixation" in an earlier stage of psychosexual development.
Sanford Bell has published cases in which as early as the age of two years psychosexual phenomena have been observed.
The commonest early manifestations of the sexual life in childhood are, as was said before, the psychosexual phenomena.
- of or relating to the mental aspects of sex, such as sexual fantasies
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Word Origin and History for psychosexual
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- Of or relating to the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality.
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