Meaning of psychodynamics


Pronunciation: (sī"kō-dī-nam'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. any clinical approach to personality, as Freud's, that sees personality as the result of a dynamic interplay of conscious and unconscious factors.
  2. the aggregate of motivational forces, both conscious and unconscious, that determine human behavior and attitudes.
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