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  • F. E. James (a1)
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The Greek origin of the word psyche (breath) is well-known but psyche also referred to life as action or as soul, some special force or spirit which entered living creatures. It was as soul or spirit that psyche was adopted into the English words psychology and psychiatry but its exact semantic status is a knotty affair.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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  • F. E. James (a1)
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