Psychophysical time(Physiol.), the time required for the mind to transform a sensory impression into a motor impulse. It is an important part of physiological or reaction time. See under Reaction.

(Psy`cho*phys"ics) n. [Psycho- + physics.] The science of the connection between nerve action and consciousness; the science which treats of the relations of the psychical and physical in

Psychics to Public

(Psy"chics) n. Psychology.

(Psy"chism) n. [Cf. F. psychisme.] (Philos.) The doctrine of Quesne, that there is a fluid universally diffused, end equally animating all living beings, the difference in their actions being due to the difference of the individual organizations. Fleming.

(Psy"cho-) A combining form from Gr. psychh` the soul, the mind, the understanding; as, psychology.

(Psy`cho*gen"e*sis) n. Genesis through an internal force, as opposed to natural selection.

(Psy*chog"ra*phy) n. [Psycho- + -graphy.]

1. A description of the phenomena of mind.

2. (Spiritualism) Spirit writing.

(Psy`cho*log"ic Psy`cho*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. psychologique.] Of or pertaining to psychology. See Note under Psychic.Psy`cho*log"ic*al*ly, adv.

(Psy*chol"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. psychologiste.] One who is versed in, devoted to, psychology.

(Psy"cho*logue) n. A psychologist.

(Psy*chol"o*gy) n. pl. Psychologies [Psycho- + -logy: cf. F. psychologie. See Psychical.] The science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul.

Psychology, the science conversant about the phenomena of the mind, or conscious subject, or self.
Sir W. Hamilton.

(Psy*chom"a*chy) n. [L. psychomachia, fr. Gr. psychh` the soul + fight: cf. desperate fighting.] A conflict of the soul with the body.

(Psy"cho*man`cy) n. [Psycho- + -mancy: cf. F. psychomancie.] Necromancy.

(Psy*chom"e*try) n. [Psycho- + -metry.] (Physiol.) The art of measuring the duration of mental processes, or of determining the time relations of mental phenomena.Psy`cho*met"ric a.

(Psy`cho-mo"tor) a. [Psycho- + motor.] Of or pertaining to movement produced by action of the mind or will.

(Psy"cho*pan"ny*chism) n. [Psycho- + Gr. to spend all night long; all + night.] (Theol.) The doctrine that the soul falls asleep at death, and does not wake until the resurrection of the body.Psy`cho*pan"ny*chism n.

(Psy*chop"a*thy) n. [Psycho- + Gr. .] (Med.) Mental disease. See Psychosis, 2. Psy`cho*path"ic, a.Psy*chop"a*thist, n.

(Psy`cho*phys"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to psychophysics; involving the action or mutual relations of the psychical and physical in man.

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