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psychodynamics

Pronunciation: si'ko-di-nam'iks

Definition: The systematized study and theory of the psychological forces that underlie human behavior, emphasizing the interplay between unconscious and conscious motivation and the functional significance of emotion.

See: role-playing

[psycho- + G. dynamis, force]

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