[sahy-koh-soh-shuh l]


of or relating to the interaction between social and psychological factors.

Origin of psychosocial

First recorded in 1895–1900; psycho- + social
Related formspsy·cho·so·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for psychosocial

Contemporary Examples of psychosocial

  • The social worker will “assist staff and public with counseling and psychosocial support and communications.”

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    $10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters

    Abby Haglage

    October 7, 2014

  • The mental health and psychosocial impacts of war endure long past the time of the actual fighting.

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    Syria’s Children of the Rubble

    Jamie Dettmer

    November 24, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for psychosocial



of or relating to processes or factors that are both social and psychological in origin
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Word Origin and History for psychosocial

also psycho-social, 1891, from psycho- + social (adj.).

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psychosocial in Medicine




Involving aspects of both social and psychological behavior.
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