psychological

[ sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌsaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /

adjective

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.
Sometimes psy·cho·log·ic.

Origin of psychological

First recorded in 1785–95; psycholog(y) + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM psychological

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Examples from the Web for pseudo-psychological

  • The pseudo-psychological story: She had been sitting before the fire for a long, long time.

British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-psychological

psychological
/ (ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of psychological

psychologically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for pseudo-psychological

psychological
[ sī′kə-lŏjĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to psychology.
Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.
Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.
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