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: Mythologists see the myths as having developed through the psychodynamics of the human social psyche.
- Also called dynamics.
- psy·cho·dy·nam·ic, adjective
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How to use psychodynamics in a sentence
For as I said before, even an ultimately developed psychodynamics can't do everything.The Sensitive Man | Poul William Anderson
Doctor Stone's university course had not included psychodynamics in the female species.Sunlight Patch | Credo Fitch Harris
Any of the standard texts on psychodynamics in education will show you the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with identical siblings.Anything You Can Do ... | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for psychodynamics
(functioning as singular) psychol the study of interacting motives and emotions
- psychodynamic, adjective
- psychodynamically, adverb
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