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Psychological state   /sˌaɪkəlˈɑdʒɪkəl steɪt/   Listen
Psychological state

(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic.  Synonyms: mental condition, mental state, psychological condition.

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"Psychological state" Quotes from Famous Books

... restlessness and the craving for excitement. The normal all-round occupations of primitive men tended to work off their energies and satisfy their natural impulses. But the dulled and tired worker released from eight or ten hours' drudgery in a factory is apt to be in a psychological state that demands variety, excitement, pleasure at any cost. It does not pay to repress human nature too much, or to try to make out of a red-blooded young man or woman a mere machine. Gambling, drunkenness, ...
— Problems of Conduct • Durant Drake

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