Definition of psychogenesis in English:
The psychological cause to which a mental illness or behavioural disturbance may be attributed (as distinct from a physical cause): they traced the psychogenesis of those cases to an early excessive affection for the mother or the father
More example sentences
- In what follows, I explore the ambivalent nature of cannibalistic images in the Pitjantjatjara and other Australian Aboriginal life-worlds in light of its significance for the psychogenesis of the self.
- Greenblatt needs Shakespeare to have been a Catholic to enable him to say what he wants to say about the psychogenesis of Hamlet, which is for him the absolute centre of Shakespeare's life.
- We will use the term functional symptoms, which does not assume psychogenesis but only a disturbance in bodily functioning.
Definition of psychogenesis in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan