[ sahy-kol-uh-jiz-uh m ]
/ saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun (often used pejoratively)

emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy.
a term or concept of psychology or psychoanalysis, especially when used in ordinary conversation or a nontechnical context.

Origin of psychologism

First recorded in 1855–60; psycholog(y) + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for psychologism

/ (saɪˈkɒləˌdʒɪzəm) /


the belief in the importance and relevance of psychology for other sciences
the belief that psychology is the basis for all other natural and social sciences

Derived forms of psychologism

psychologistic, adjective
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