psychotechnology

[sahy-koh-tek-nol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the body of knowledge, theories, and techniques developed for understanding and influencing individual, group, and societal behavior in specified situations.

Origin of psychotechnology

First recorded in 1920–25; psycho- + technology
Related formspsy·cho·tech·no·log·i·cal [sahy-koh-tek-nuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌtɛk nəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepsy·cho·tech·nol·o·gist, noun
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