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psychochemistry

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In psychophysics, the chemistry of the mental life; the science of the chemical changes which accompany the appearance of definite types of consciousness in the psychophysical organism.
  • n. In psychology, mental chemistry; the derivation of psychical resultants from elements which, considered alone, neither resemble nor give promise of these resultants, as the derivation of psychological space from non-spatial sensory elements.

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  • Major technological breakthroughs, such as the ones in electronics and psychochemistry that have occurred in our era, inevitably alter man's image of himself, of his environment and his deity.

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