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psychotechnics

[sahy-koh-tek-niks] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈtɛk nɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the use of psychological techniques for controlling and modifying human behavior, especially for practical ends.
Compare psychotechnology.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; psycho- + technics
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