from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The origin and development of psychological processes, personality, or behavior.
- n. Development of a medical disorder or illness resulting from psychological rather than physiological factors.
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- n. The origin and development of psychological processes such as personality and behaviour
- n. The development of a physical disorder from a psychological factor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Genesis through an internal force, as opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The origination and development of the soul, or psychic organism.
- n. Generation or reproduction by means of or due to the activity of the inmost life or vitality of an organism; biogenesis referred to the operation of higher than vital forces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
- n. a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
Once or twice he spoke of "psychogenesis" with an emphatic enunciation which seemed to invite respectful wonder.
'psychogenesis', with an emphatic enunciation which seemed to invite respectful wonder.
The eclectic psychiatrist who is examining mental symptoms and symptom-complexes ever more critically, who is seeking for parallel disturbances in physiological processes and who considers both psychogenesis and somatogenesis in attempting to account for psychobiological maladjustments will welcome, we can feel sure, any help that internal medicine and general and special pathology can yield.
But however naive or sophisticated a reaction it may be, its psychogenesis is perfectly intelligible, U and its existence is no proof of the supernal nature of the goodness of "good will."
In a recent work on the subject of psychogenesis he upholds his former views, and believes he has been able to separate his cases into three distinct groups.
As these interpretations stand, they do not fit the psychogenesis of the dream.
Human psychogenesis takes place in the communal stage of his life.
Social psychogenesis is a present and a progressive process.
 On the other hand the restricting forces of the sexual evolution -- disgust, shame, morality -- must also be looked upon as historic precipitates of the outer inhibitions which the sexual impulse experienced in the psychogenesis of humanity.
Very important, too, for psychogenesis, are reports concerning the physiological condition and activity of children whose mental development has seemed to be stopped for months, or to be made considerably slower, or to be unusually hastened.