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.

hysteropsychosis (s) (noun), hysteropsychoses (pl) (nouns)
A mental illness which is marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion and a mental disorder characterized by certain symptoms: "Hysteropsychosis involves delusions or hallucinations that indicate impaired contact with reality."
idiopsychologic (adjective)
Relating to ideas developed within one's own mind, independent of any suggestions from any external sources.
idiopsychology (s) (noun), idiopsychologies (pl)
The psychology of one's own mind.
infrapsychic (adjective), more infrapsychic, most infrapsychic
Denoting ideas or actions originating below the level of consciousness.
interpsychology (s) (noun), interpsychologies (pl)
Interpersonal relationships: "Interpsychology refers to something involving, or occurring among several people or the technique of getting along with others."
intrapsychic (adjective)
The psychological dynamics that occur inside a person's mind without any reference to the individual's exchanges with other people or events.
medicopsychology (s) (noun), medicopsychologies (pl)
Psychology in its relation with medicine.
metapsychical (adjective)
That which is beyond the sphere of ordinary psychology; pertaining to metapsychics.
metapsychics (used as a singular) (noun)
A name applied to a science or study of certain phenomena that are beyond the scheme of orthodox psychology.
metapsychological (adjective)
Relating to the study of philosophical questions; such as, the relation between mind and body, that go beyond the laws of experimental psychology.
metapsychology (s) (noun), metapsychologies (pl)
1. A systematic attempt to discern and describe what lies beyond the empirical facts and laws of psychology; such as, the relations between body and mind, or concerning the place of the mind in the universe.
2. In psychoanalysis, or psychoanalytic metapsychology, psychology concerning the fundamental assumptions of the freudian theory of the mind, that entail five points of view:
a. Dynamic, concerning psychologic forces.
b. Economic, concerning psychologic energy.
c. Structural, concerning psychologic configurations.
d. Genetic, concerning psychologic origins.
e. Adaptive, concerning psychologic relations with the environment.
3. A name given to speculative inquiry regarding the ultimate nature of the mind and its functions which cannot be studied experimentally.
4. A term applied to theories about the origin, structure, and functions of the mind that extend beyond the empirical laws of psychology.
metapsychosis (s) (noun), metapsychoses (pl)
The supposed psychic action of one mind upon another.
metempsychosis (s) (nouns), metempsychoses (pl)
1. Transmigration of the soul; passage of the soul from one body to another; chiefly, the transmigration of the soul of a human being or animal at or after death into a new body (whether of the same or a different species), a tenet of the Pythagoreans and certain Eastern religions; especially, Buddhism.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin, from Greek metempsychosis which came from meta-, "change" + en, "in" + psyche, "soul".
metempsychosist (s) (noun), metempsychosists (pl)
Someone who believes that it is posible for psychic actions to take place from one mind to other minds.
misopsychia (s) (noun), misopsychias (pl)
Hatred or weariness of living; a morbid disgust with life: Ingrid had a misopsychia, or an unhealthy mental hatred of her physical and mental existence; and so, she committed suicide.

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.