psychogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1838 1. the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states 2. development from mental as distinguished from physical origins • psychogenetic adjective

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  • psychogenesis — The origin and development of the psychic processes including mental, behavioral, emotional, personality, and related psychologic processes. SYN: psychogeny. [psycho + G. genesis, origin] * * * psy·cho·gen·e·sis .sī kə jen ə səs …   Medical dictionary

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  • psychogenesis — noun a) The origin and development of psychological processes such as personality and behaviour b) The development of a physical disorder from a psychological factor …   Wiktionary

  • Psychogenesis — Psy|cho|gẹ|ne|sis 〈f.; , ne|sen〉 Entwicklung der Seele, des Seelenlebens; oV Psychogenese * * * Psy|cho|ge|ne|se, Psy|cho|gẹ|ne|sis, die; , …nesen (Psychol.): Entstehung u. Entwicklung des Seelenlebens. * * * Psy|cho|ge|ne|se,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • psychogenesis — origin and development of the mind Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • psychogenesis — saɪkəʊ dÊ’enɪsɪs n. creation of the soul and mind; origin of the psychological states resulting from the influences of conscious and unconscious mental processes …   English contemporary dictionary

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