Definition of psychohydraulic in English:

psychohydraulic

adjective

Psychology Zoology
  • Relating to or designating a mechanistic model of behaviour in which instinctive drives or other forms of internal motivation are held to act in the manner of a fluid working under pressure.

Origin

1960s. From psycho- + hydraulic, after psychohydraulics.

Pronunciation

psychohydraulic

/ˌsʌɪkə(ʊ)hʌɪˈdrɒlɪk/