psychodynamics


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psychodynamics

[¦sī·kō·dī′nam·iks]
(psychology)
The study of human behavior from the point of view of motivation and drives, depending largely on the functional significance of emotion, and based on the assumption that an individual's total personality and reactions at any given time are the product of the interaction between his genetic constitution and his environment.
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This discussion is anchored in contributions from the psychodynamics of work, which has intensive interaction with psychoanalytic anthropology.
Overall, psychodynamic approaches and human sexuality/relationships have developed a strong and functional relationship now, but this was surely not always the case.
As I interviewed up and down the east coast, programs often defined themselves as being 'biological' or 'psychodynamic.'
The convergence of mythology with the psychodynamics under discussion is not only felicitous but quite stunning.
Now having described these terms, let us explain the psychodynamics of enmity as to explore/understand enmity is one of the initial steps in preventing crimes, murders and even terrorism and war.
And rather than delve deeply into family psychodynamics, as Spiegelman and Bechdel do, Weaver uses reminiscence as an occasion to examine American history and culture.
Its international scope includes psychodynamics, social and biological aspects of all psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders in women."
By reviewing the psychodynamics of this phenomena, I think important insights can be gained for the therapeutic care of DID patients as well as a subset of adult victims of childhood trauma who report same-sex attractions and behavior.
Thus, the motives and psychodynamics of a potential suicidal act may provide clues to the choice of method for suicide.
Stressing Bachmann's famous statement on fascism being "the first thing in the relationship between a man and woman" (29), Schlipphacke shows how relentlessly Bachmann "links the psychodynamics of power and gender with the critique of fascism in a manner that reduces all gender dynamics to the dichotomy Nazi/sadist/father-Jew/masochist/daughter" (47).