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pop psych

noun
1.
psychological or pseudopsychological counseling, interpretations, concepts, terminology, etc., often simplistic or superficial, popularized by certain personalities, magazine articles, television shows, advice columns, or the like, that influence the general public.
Also called pop psychology.
Origin of pop psych
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
Related forms
pop-psych, adjective
pop psychologist, noun
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