One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Analyze or regard in psychological terms, especially in an uninformed way.‘he lets few of Kinsey's quirks and opinions pass without psychologizing them away’
- ‘Too frequently, Stevenson's doubled scenes, his disjunctive narratives, even his fascination with and sophisticated representations of cultural difference have been merely psychologized.’
- ‘Capote brings out many salient facts about the killers' lives, but contents himself largely with psychologizing about Smith's condition.’
- ‘Goldstein's earlier novels psychologized time, foregrounding the present and explaining it by the past.’
- ‘Again, Bresson never psychologizes, never over-explains, never tells us in words what can be conveyed on a person's face.’
- ‘At its fiercest moments of theatricalization, the maternal is not a mere foil for psychologizing or romanticizing childhood.’
- 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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