the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent.
the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
[sahy-kol-uh-jiz-uh m] /saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒɪz əm/ noun, (often used pejoratively) 1. emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy. 2. a term or concept of psychology or psychoanalysis, especially when used in ordinary conversation or a nontechnical context. psychologism /saɪˈkɒləˌdʒɪzəm/ noun 1. the belief in the importance and relevance […]
[sahy-kol-uh-jist] /saɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst/ noun 1. a specialist in psychology. 2. Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism. adjective 3. Also, psychologistic. of or relating to psychologism. psychologist psy·chol·o·gist (sī-kŏl’ə-jĭst) n. A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.
[sahy-kol-uh-jahyz] /saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒaɪz/ verb (used without object), psychologized, psychologizing. 1. to make psychological investigations or speculations, especially those that are naive or uninformed. psychologize /saɪˈkɒləˌdʒaɪz/ verb (intransitive) 1. to make interpretations of behaviour and mental processes 2. to carry out investigation in the field of psychology psychologize psy·chol·o·gize (sī-kŏl’ə-jīz’) v. psy·chol·o·gized, psy·chol·o·giz·ing, psy·chol·o·giz·es To explain […]
noun, plural psychologies. 1. the science of the mind or of mental states and processes. 2. the science of human and animal behavior. 3. the sum or characteristics of the mental states and processes of a person or class of persons, or of the mental states and processes involved in a field of activity: the […]
/ˌsaɪkəʊˈmækɪə/ noun 1. conflict of the soul