n. From David Cronenberg's 1979 film "The Brood". A renegade branch of psychology that deals in the physical manifestations of one's inner emotions, primarily, rage. One is encouraged to "go through their anger to the end." In the movie, one of the main characters express her rage in the form of giving birth to mutant children (the "brood" of the title) who exact her anger on those she feels have hurt her.
"The Shape of Rage" by Dr. Hal Raglan is considered the Bible of psychoplasmics.
by Armitage112 April 18, 2007