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psychogenesis

[sahy-kuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌsaɪ kəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin; see psycho-, -genesis
Related forms
psychogenetic
[sahy-koh-juh-net-ik] /ˌsaɪ koʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
psychogenetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for psychogenetically

psychogenesis

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(psychol) the study of the origin and development of personality, human behaviour, and mental processes
Derived Forms
psychogenetic (ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) adjective
psychogenetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for psychogenetically

psychogenesis

n.

also psycho-genesis, 1838, "origin of the soul or mind," from psycho- + genesis. Related: Psychogenetic; psychogenetical.

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psychogenetically in Medicine

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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