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