- Psychology. any clinical approach to personality, as Freud's, that sees personality as the result of a dynamic interplay of conscious and unconscious factors.
- the aggregate of motivational forces, both conscious and unconscious, that determine human behavior and attitudes.
Origin of psychodynamics
Examples from the Web for psychodynamic
Contemporary Examples of psychodynamic
Casey Schwartz is a graduate of Brown University and has a master's in psychodynamic neuroscience from University College London.Can This Gadget Cure Depression?
November 30, 2010
But many other psychodynamic explanations have little or no evidence to back them up.The Female Sex-Pain Mystery
March 27, 2010
Such was the psychodynamic that brought down Hillary Clinton.Cool Hand Barack
November 5, 2008
- (functioning as singular) psychol the study of interacting motives and emotions
Word Origin and History for psychodynamic
- The interaction of various conscious and unconscious mental or emotional processes, especially as they influence personality, behavior, and attitudes.
- The study of personality and behavior in terms of such processes.