psychologism

[ sahy-kol-uh-jiz-uhm ]

noun(often used pejoratively)
  1. emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy.

  2. a term or concept of psychology or psychoanalysis, especially when used in ordinary conversation or a nontechnical context.

Origin of psychologism

1
First recorded in 1855–60; psycholog(y) + -ism

Words Nearby psychologism

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British Dictionary definitions for psychologism

psychologism

/ (saɪˈkɒləˌdʒɪzəm) /


noun
  1. the belief in the importance and relevance of psychology for other sciences

  2. the belief that psychology is the basis for all other natural and social sciences

Derived forms of psychologism

  • psychologistic, adjective

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