One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Analyse or regard in psychological terms.‘he lets few of Kinsey's quirks and opinions pass without psychologizing them away’
- ‘Goldstein's earlier novels psychologized time, foregrounding the present and explaining it by the past.’
- ‘Too frequently, Stevenson's doubled scenes, his disjunctive narratives, even his fascination with and sophisticated representations of cultural difference have been merely psychologized.’
- ‘At its fiercest moments of theatricalization, the maternal is not a mere foil for psychologizing or romanticizing childhood.’
- ‘Capote brings out many salient facts about the killers' lives, but contents himself largely with psychologizing about Smith's condition.’
- ‘Again, Bresson never psychologizes, never over-explains, never tells us in words what can be conveyed on a person's face.’
- 1.1no object Theorize or speculate concerning psychology.
- ‘In it, Bonfil blasted conventional applied anthropologists for psychologizing poverty and blaming its victims, for recommending insignificant solutions to structural problems, and for pathologizing revolutionary change.’
- ‘How do dreams appear to people who, lacking the explanatory and theoretical machinery of modern psychology and neuroscience, cannot psychologize them?’
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