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psychogenesis

 [si″ko-jen´ĕ-sis]
1. mental development.
2. the production of a symptom or illness by psychic factors.

psy·cho·gen·e·sis

(sī'kō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The origin and development of the psychic processes including mental, behavioral, emotional, personality, and related psychological processes.
Synonym(s): psychogeny
[psycho- + G. genesis, origin]

psychogenesis

/psy·cho·gen·e·sis/ (-jen´ĭ-sis)
1. mental development.
2. production of a symptom or illness by psychic factors.

psychogenesis

(sī′kə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. The origin and development of psychological processes, personality, or behavior.
2. Development of a disorder or illness resulting from psychological rather than physiological factors.

psy′cho·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
psy′cho·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

psychogenesis

[sī′kōjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + genesis, origin
1 the development of the mind or of a mental function or process.
2 the development or production of a physical symptom or disease having a mental or psychic origin rather than an organic cause.
3 the development of emotional states, either normal or abnormal, from the interaction of conscious and unconscious psychological forces. Compare somatogenesis.

psy·cho·gen·e·sis

(sī'kō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The origin and development of the psychic processes, including mental, behavioral, emotional, personality, and related psychological processes.
[psycho- + G. genesis, origin]
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cit; Klein, 'A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States', op.
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49) I am borrowing the idea of 'internalized aggression' from Melanie Klein's excellent discussion in 'A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States.
Our motives, however inappropriate and ill-advised they may be and however little understood in terms of their psychogenesis, nevertheless do not constrain our will externally from without our self, but are the very core of its expression.
Freud offers a reply to this question when he cites the case of the lesbian girl who substituted her father with her elder brother (FREUD, 1955, "The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman", p.
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The psychogenesis of knowledge and is epistemological significance.
And the more sincerely one seeks to trace the actual course of psychogenesis, the steps by which as a race we may have come by the peculiar mental attributes which we possess, the more clearly one perceives "the slowly gathering twilight close in utter night.
An excess in interpersonal dependency has been strongly implicated in the psychogenesis of depression, alcoholism, and other emotional disorders (Chodoff & Fenichel, cited in Simpson & Rholes, 1998.
Discontinuity in continuity (1) between cosmogenesis (inflation of the universe) and biogenesis (life evolution), and (2) between biogenesis and animal and human psychogenesis, that is between phylogenesis (species evolution) and human ontogenesis (evolution of the individual).
Biology and knowledge revisited: From neurogenesis to psychogenesis.
PIAGET, Jean, y Rolando Garcia, Psychogenesis and the History of Science, Nueva York, Columbia University Press, 1989.