[ men-tl-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /
the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
the doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the mental basis for human behavior.
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Related formsmen·tal·is·tic, adjectivemen·tal·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mentalism
/ (ˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /
Derived Formsmentalist, nounmentalistic, adjectivementalistically, adverb
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