psychosexual development n.
In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the influence that sexual growth has on personality development from birth to adult life, with the phases of sexual maturation designated as oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital.
- Psychosexual dysfunction
psychosexual dysfunction n. A disturbance of sexual functioning, such as impotence, premature ejaculation, or anorgasmy, that may be caused by one’s mental and emotional difficulties concerning sexuality rather than physical disorders.
noun, plural psychoses [-seez] /-siz/ (Show IPA). Psychiatry. 1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. 2. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia. noun (pl) -choses (-ˈkəʊsiːz) 1. any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual’s contact with reality […]
[sahy-koh-soh-shuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsoʊ ʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the interaction between social and psychological factors. psychosocial /ˌsaɪkəʊˈsəʊʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to processes or factors that are both social and psychological in origin psychosocial psy·cho·so·cial (sī’kō-sō’shəl) adj. Involving aspects of both social and psychological behavior.
[sahy-koh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -soh-shee-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ noun 1. the study of subjects, issues, and problems common to psychology and sociology.
[sahy-koh-suh-mat-ik, -soh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ səˈmæt ɪk, -soʊ-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a physical disorder that is caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors. 2. pertaining to or involving both the mind and the body. psychosomatic /ˌsaɪkəʊsəˈmætɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to disorders, such as stomach ulcers, thought to be caused or […]