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 psychpop-psych, adjectivepop psychologist, noun
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