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psychogenesis

[sahy-kuh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
1.
genesis of the psyche.
2.
Psychology. the origin of physical or psychological states, normal or abnormal, out of the interplay of conscious and unconscious psychological forces.
3.
Pathology. the origin of symptoms as a result of emotional causes.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin; see psycho-, -genesis

psychogenetic [sahy-koh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
psychogenetically, adverb
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psychogenesis (ˌsaɪkəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
psychol the study of the origin and development of personality, human behaviour, and mental processes
 
psychogenetic
 
adj
 
psychoge'netically
 
adv

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psychogenesis psy·cho·gen·e·sis (sī'kə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. The origin and development of psychological processes, personality, or behavior.

  2. Development of a physical disorder or illness resulting from psychic, rather than physiological, factors.


psy'cho·ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) adj.
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