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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
psychologicalpsy‧cho‧log‧i‧cal /ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ -ˈlɑː-/ ●●○ W3 AWL adjective  1 MPrelating to the way that your mind works and the way that this affects your behaviour syn mental Sleep disorders are a serious psychological problem. Freud’s psychological theories What was the patient’s psychological state?2 MPrelating to what is in someone’s mind rather than what is real Max says he’s ill, but I’m sure it’s psychological.3 psychological warfare4 the psychological momentpsychologically /-kli/ adverb psychologically disturbed patients
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psychologicalDoctors dismissed her complaints of pain as psychological.The cause of a physical illness can often be psychological.Sometimes psychological abuse is worse than physical abuse.Moreover, the illness leads to profound regression, and the patient needs help to resume normal psychological growth.But his results in the past two years suggest he has at least partly overcome that psychological handicap.In this way, he gained a lot of insight into the psychological make-up of different sheep in his flock.The difficult part is dealing with the personality of the patient, the so-called psychological or human factor.psychological problemsShe works with children who have psychological problems.Here Moscovici is offering a universal postulate about social psychological processes.The social psychological survey also left a legacy in the attitudinal questions which are very often contained in questionnaires.I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way.Feminist psychologists' current shift towards more psychological work may increase these limitations.psychological stateConfidence is in one sense a delicate psychological state.That's why I think he's in a much better psychological state.Consenting in one's heart is not a performative consent but a psychological state akin to coming to terms with.It provides a single quality of life score based on indexes of perceived physical wellbeing, psychological state, and sociability.P, A and C are actual psychological states due to the three functions of the brain in recording, recalling and reliving.What matters, they claim, is the psychological state of the worker and the skills he or she possesses.They're all in the mind; experiences like abductions are psychological states that we don't understand.
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