PSYCHING UP By N., Sam M.S. - 18 A term used by athletes of all stripes. It refers to getting oneself ready for impending athletic competition. Akin to "putting on the game face". PSYCHING UP: "Carlos was psyching himself up for the divisional championship in wrestling." Related Psychology Terms OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SELF-CONCEPT TESTS ANTISOCIAL REACTION HORNEY, KAREN (1885-1952) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION INHIBITION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PSYCHING UP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psyching-up/ (accessed July 2, 2022).