pop psych


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.

Origin of pop psych

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called pop psychology.

Related forms

pop-psych, adjectivepop psychologist, noun
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