psychic determinism


noun
  1. the theory that all aspects of a person's psychological makeup arise from specific causes or forces, as previous experiences or instinctual drives, which may be conscious or unconscious.

Origin of psychic determinism

1
First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for psychic determinism

psychic determinism

noun
  1. psychol the assumption, made esp by Freud, that mental processes do not occur by chance but that a cause can always be found for them

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