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noun
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.
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Also called pop psychology .

Origin of pop psych

First recorded in 1960–65

OTHER WORDS FROM pop psych

pop-psych, adjectivepop psychologist, noun
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