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psychodynamic

[ sahy-koh-dahy-nam-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ daɪˈnæm ɪk /
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Psychology. of or relating to any clinical approach to personality, as Freud’s, that sees personality and behavior as the result of the ongoing, shifting interplay of conscious and unconscious emotional and motivational forces: By identifying the unconscious drives and forgotten experiences that influence decisions, psychodynamic therapy can be helpful in choosing new positive behaviors and leaving self-destructive ones behind.
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OTHER WORDS FROM psychodynamic

psy·cho·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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