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psychodiagnosis

Pronunciation: si'ko-di'ag-no'sis

Definition:

  1. Any method used to discover the factors that underlie behavior, especially maladjusted or abnormal behavior.
  2. A subspecialty within clinical psychology that emphasizes the use of psychological tests and techniques for assessing psychopathology.
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