psychogenesis[sī′kō jen′ə sis]
- origination and development within the psyche, or mind; specif., the development of physical disorders as a result of mental conflicts rather than from organic causes
- the origin and development of the psyche, or mind
Origin of psychogenesisModL: see psycho- and amp; -genesis
- The origin and development of psychological processes, personality, or behavior.
- Development of a medical disorder or illness resulting from psychological rather than physiological factors.
(countable and uncountable, plural psychogeneses)