the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result:
She found the right psychological moment to make her request.
the most appropriate time for producing a desired effect: he proposed to her at the psychological moment
psychological moment n.
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.
noun 1. a novel that focuses on the complex mental and emotional lives of its characters and explores the various levels of mental activity.
- Psychological operations
plural noun 1. another term for psychological warfare
- Psychological primary
noun 1. one of a set of perceived colours (red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white) that can be used to characterize all other perceived colours
- Psychological profiling
noun a set of techniques used by law enforcement agencies to try to identify perpetrators of serious crime; also called offender profiling See offender profiling
- Psychological thriller
noun a suspenseful movie or book emphasizing the psychology of its characters rather than the plot; this sub-genre of thriller movie or book Examples In a psychological thriller, the characters are exposed to danger on a mental level rather than a physical one. Word Origin 1925