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psychotechnology

[sahy-koh-tek-nol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ koʊ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the body of knowledge, theories, and techniques developed for understanding and influencing individual, group, and societal behavior in specified situations.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; psycho- + technology
Related forms
psychotechnological
[sahy-koh-tek-nuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌtɛk nəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
psychotechnologist, noun
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