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psychosocial Syllabification: psy·cho·so·cial
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkōˈsōSHəl/

Definition of psychosocial in English:


Of or relating to the interrelation of social factors and individual thought and behavior.
Example sentences
  • The contribution of psychosocial factors to the initial onset of depression in diabetes is modest.
  • Pain is a multidimensional experience influenced by a variety of physical and psychosocial factors.
  • The exploration of psychosocial factors in relation to suicide risk is by no means new.


Example sentences
  • Developmental perspectives toward understanding minors' decision-making capacities attempt to determine when minors are cognitively and psychosocially mature enough to provide informed consent.
  • It was expected that the more psychosocially mature adolescents would be less involved in the risky behavior of heavier drinking, both concurrently and longitudinally.
  • Those patients diagnosed with CF as adults differ, both medically and psychosocially, from those diagnosed at a younger age; these differences have implications for diagnosis, treatment, and education.

Words that rhyme with psychosocial

asocial, precocial, social
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