psych-, psycho-, -psyche, -psychic, -psychical, -psychically
(Greek: mind, spirit, consciousness; mental processes; the human soul; breath of life; literally, "that which breathes" or "breathing")
A prefix that is normally used with elements of Greek origin, psych- affects the meanings of hundreds of words.
Etymologically, this element includes such meanings as, breath, to breathe, life, soul, spirit, mind, consciousness.
psychophile (s) (noun), psychophiles (pl)
An organism that is pollinated by butterflies or moths: Butterflies are psychophiles that fertilize mainly vegetable and herbs, especially carrots and dill.
psychophilous (adjective) (not comparable)
In biology, pollinated by diurnal Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths): Some psychophilous plants, like artichokes, lettuce, chicory and peas, are fertilized by butterflies. Some psychophilous flowers that are nocturnal, can be pollinated by moths.
psychophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A pathological fear of the mind or psyche: Mrs. Jackson went to her family doctor because she was afraid that she was becoming mentally ill, not remember things, being confused, not knowing where she put things, and all of this causing her to have psychophobia.
A speech disorder of psychogenic origin.
Mental hygiene which is said to develop "healthy emotions, attitudes, and behaviors and is free from emotional stress and mental illness."
Both psychological and physical.
Remedial treatment of mind and body.
The science of the relation between the physical attributes of a stimulus and the measured, quantitative attributes of the mental perception of that stimulus (e.g., the relationship between changes in decibel level and the corresponding changes in the person's perception of the sound).
Someone who studies psychophysiology.
The science of the relationship between psychological and physiological processes; e.g., conscious elements of autonomic nervous system activity activated by emotion.
Dementia of a rapidly progressive nature.
Characterized by the interaction of politics or political events and behavior; psychopolitical.
A person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon.
Preparation for childbirth with mental and physical training of the mother for delivery. The goals of the preparation include the elimination of the fear of pain and the expectation that a healthy child will be born.
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "mind, mental" word units: anima-; anxi-; deliri-; hallucina-; menti-; moro-; noo-; nous; phreno-; thymo-2.
Word units related to breath and breathe: hal-; pneo-; pneumato-; pneumo-; spiro.