hormic theory


noun Psychology.

a theory that holds all behavior to be purposive, whether conscious or unconscious.

Nearby words

  1. horizontal union,
  2. horkheimer,
  3. horlicks,
  4. horlivka,
  5. horme,
  6. hormigueros,
  7. hormisdas,
  8. hormogonium,
  9. hormonal,
  10. hormone

Origin of hormic theory

First recorded in 1955–60; horm(e) + -ic

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