psychotechnics

[ sahy-koh-tek-niks ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈtɛk nɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the use of psychological techniques for controlling and modifying human behavior, especially for practical ends.

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Origin of psychotechnics

1925–30; psycho- + technics
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