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psychogenesis

 [si″ko-jen´ĕ-sis]
1. mental development.
2. the production of a symptom or illness by psychic factors.
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The Language-Conscience Correlation in the Light of Psychogenesis: The Acquisistion of Language in Jean Piaget
Here Elias presents his theory of society as a complementarity between the processes of psychogenesis and sociogenesis.
Klein M, 'A contribution to the psychogenesis of manic-depressive states', The Writings of Melanie Klein, Vol 1, London: Hogarth Press, 1935
The evolution towards monotheism, towards the conception of a single, abstract God combining as a father figure both loving and punishing aspects, can also be understood in terms of psychogenesis, as "the development from a limited perception of the partial object towards the ability to perceive the entire object." Here, there is no longer the need to dissociate the aggressive-destructive aspects and project them externally (paranoid-schizoid position).
"A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States." The Selected Melanie Klein.
The post-concussional syndrome: Physiogenesis, psychogenesis and malingering.
(47) For a discussion on the pairing of the 'good' and 'bad' mother, see Melanie Klein, 'A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States,' in Juliet Mitchell (ed.), The Selected Melanie Klein, London: Penguin Books, 1991, 115-145.
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.
Due to his popularity, Dr House is very suited for communicating the psychogenesis of symptoms to lay people, but they must also see more tangible situations such as is the case with neurotic detective Monk.