Body Parts: Psyche – 13 Words

psyche

that which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings

The deeper we travel into the ocean, the deeper we delve into our own psyche.BBC (Jun 22, 2015)
psychology

the science of mental life

Pop psychology will tell you that the key to happiness is having something to look forward to; that we should pay for experiences, not products.The Verge (Jun 9, 2015)
psychiatrist

a specialist in the treatment of mental disorders

Over the past three years, the number of patients arriving to see the clinic’s volunteer psychologist and psychiatrist has doubled.The Guardian (Jul 9, 2015)
psychoanalysis

techniques for exploring underlying motives and disorders

Freud, who was 44, was just beginning to practice psychoanalysis, a form of therapy that would become known as ‘the talking cure.’New York Times (Jun 24, 2015)
psychotherapy

the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means

Psychotherapy helps unhappy people set their life stories straight; it literally gives them a story they can live with.Time (May 2, 2015)
psychosis

severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost

One would think that natural selection would have eliminated the genes that predispose to psychosis.Scientific American (Jun 26, 2015)
psychopath

a person with an antisocial personality disorder

Contrary to popular notions, lots of psychopaths aren’t raging lunatics or violent criminals; in fact, most of them get along perfectly well in society.Salon (Jun 23, 2015)
psychosomatic

used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis

“If you’re always pounding it with negativity there’s definitely psychosomatic illnesses that make your body unhealthy,” Gold said.Seattle Times (Jun 20, 2011)
psychic

affecting or influenced by the human mind

Each symphony takes a physical and psychic toll on performers — and listeners.Los Angeles Times (Mar 6, 2015)
psychedelic

having vivid colors and bizarre patterns

A color scheme of deep purples and maroons, a psychedelic carpeted ceiling, and leather-upholstered walls complete the look.Architectural Digest (Apr 17, 2015)
psychokinesis

the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force

Changing the mind of a man seems a small thing in comparison to teleportation, or psychokinesis, or levitation.Janifer, Laurence M.
psychoactive

affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes

Caffeine is the planet’s most popular ” psychoactive drug.”BBC (May 22, 2013)
psychobabble

using language loaded with psychological terminology

We are often told: Be yourself, express your desires, avoid vanity—all psychobabble truisms.The New Yorker (Jul 9, 2015)

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