hedonics

[hee-don-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of psychology that deals with pleasurable and unpleasurable states of consciousness.

Origin:
1860–65; see hedonic, -ics

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hedonics (hiːˈdɒnɪks)
 
n
1.  the branch of psychology concerned with the study of pleasant and unpleasant sensations
2.  (in philosophy) the study of pleasure, esp in its relation to duty

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Main Entry:  hedonics
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Definition:  See hedonology
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hedonics he·don·ics (hĭ-dŏn'ĭks)
n.
The branch of psychology that studies pleasant and unpleasant sensations and states of mind.

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