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Definition of "psychodrama" [psychodrama]

  • A psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions. (noun)
  • A dramatization in which this technique is employed. (noun)
  • An event, social interaction, or narrative that manifests psychological forces or problems: "In [Pierre, Melville] abruptly reinvents himself as a domestic novelist, proposing to write a psychodrama of family intimacy” ( Richard H. Brodhead). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "psychodrama" in a sentence
  • "But to walk away from psychodrama is to abandon hope."
  • "The thing about psychodrama is this: If you have a lot of conflict in your life, usually you want it there."
  • "Sometimes, letting go of psychodrama is letting go of your need to be right."