Definition of Psychological operation
1. Noun. Military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments.
Generic synonyms: Military Operation, Operation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychological Operation
Literary usage of Psychological operation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... which establish any kind of communication with a target audience. psychological operation»—(DOD) Planned operations to convey selected information and ..."
2. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1997)
"We had therefore to lay at one point or another the small number of mines we had from existing stocks in the province and operate a psychological operation ..."
3. Conduct of the Persian Gulf Conflict: An Interim Report to Congressby United States. by United States. (1991)
"... loading system psychological operation group pre-positioning of material configured to unit sets prisoner of war pre-positioned psychological operation ..."
4. Source Book for Social Origins: Ethnological Materials, Psychological by William Isaac Thomas (1909)
"We can control the 'psychological operation' represented in Gibbon's text, for he says he got the tale from Jordanes, but aside from our suspicion that ..."
5. The Psychology of Reasoning by Walter Bowers Pillsbury (1910)
"Not only is the psychological operation in ascribing equality to two objects not what language represents it to be, but not all forms of predication can be ..."
6. The Major Symptoms of Hysteria: Fifteen Lectures Given in the Medical School by Pierre Janet (1907)
"... sensations and acts, it means a rather complicated psychological operation, and not an elementary and irreducible operation, as is generally believed. ..."
7. The Individualization of Punishment by Raymond Saleilles (1911)
"367, seq., will be found a very interesting development of the Thomist doctrines in regard to the functions of the mind and their psychological operation. ..."