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[sahy-koh-soh-shuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsoʊ ʃəl/
of or relating to the interaction between social and psychological factors.
Origin of psychosocial
1895-1900; psycho- + social
Related forms
psychosocially, adverb Unabridged
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  • You'll likely want to review both psychosocial and cognitive development theories, as well as environment theories.
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  • Fee-for-Service discourages the use of community services and psychosocial interventions.
British Dictionary definitions for psychosocial


of or relating to processes or factors that are both social and psychological in origin
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Word Origin and History for psychosocial

also psycho-social, 1891, from psycho- + social (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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psychosocial in Medicine

psychosocial psy·cho·so·cial (sī'kō-sō'shəl)
Involving aspects of both social and psychological behavior.

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