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psy·cho·tech·nics

(sī'kō-tek'niks),
An older term denoting the practical application of psychological methods in the study of economics, sociology, and other subjects.
[psycho- + G. technē, art, skill]

psychotechnics

(sī′kō-tĕk′nĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The practical or technological application of psychology, as in analysis of social or economic problems.

psy′cho·tech′ni·cal adj.
psy′cho·tech·ni′cian (-tĕk-nĭsh′ən) n.

psychotechnics

(sī″kō-tĕk′nĭks) [″ + techne, art]
The use of psychological methods in the study of economic and social problems.
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(55) This emerging "psychotechnology" will actualize Sun Tzu's notion that "all warfare is based on deception," giving militaries the potential ability to psychologically manipulate armies, causing "intense fear, calm, or whatever reaction is required." (56)
(19) Stewart describes this radical scene of rereading as Stoker "imagining a psychotechnology of reading itself: a wireless circuitry of unconscious dictation which, once textualized, must be reread by its doubly subjected agent-the read character turned reading medium" (p.
Of particular value is Kittler's account of Munsterberg's theory of "psychotechnology," a rich and interesting example of how mental processes were being rethought according to technological models in the early twentieth century.
* Electronics and human consciousness merge to form "psychotechnology." We can communicate with all the body's cells, telling them to "shape up."