- 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.
Origin of psychological
Examples from the Web for psychologic
The psychologic ground of his telling his own story is that he must.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
"If I have the name I might as well have the game," is a good bit of psychologic wisdom.Woman
William J. Robinson
These psychologic differences are as marked with animals as with men.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
Psychologic gradations of character and events are clearer in the second version.Egoists
Of the psychologic value of the study there can be but one opinion.Iconoclasts
- 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
Word Origin and History for psychologic
1680s; see psychology + -ical. Related: Psychologically. Psychological warfare recorded from 1940. Psychological moment was in vogue from 1871, from French moment psychologique "moment of immediate expectation of something about to happen."
The original German phrase, misinterpreted by the French & imported together with its false sense into English, meant the psychic factor, the mental effect, the influence exerted by a state of mind, & not a point of time at all, das Moment in German corresponding to our momentum, not our moment. [Fowler]
- Of or relating to psychology.
- Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.
- Influencing or intended to influence the mind or emotions.