psychogenesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n psychogenesis a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
    • n psychogenesis the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Psychogenesis Genesis through an internal force, as opposed to natural selection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n psychogenesis The origination and development of the soul, or psychic organism.
    • n psychogenesis 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Psychogenesis the origination and development of the soul
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. psychicus—Gr. psychikospsychē, the soul—psychēin, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

This is a study of Japanese psychogenesis.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Psychogenesis: the origin and development of social and other instincts and habits.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
But such values cannot be the psychogenesis of the dream.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
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