Definition of psychologese in English:

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Pronunciation: /sīˌkäləˈjēz/


Psychological jargon or technical terms used for effect.
Example sentences
  • To get your degree you have to write in psychologese, which means never using a single-syllable word when a multi-syllable one will do.
  • So, just because Pierce can talk "psychologese" does not make him a credible theorist on liberal behavior.
  • Wood brings the analytic mind of a psychologist to his book without the cluttering style of academic psychologese which undergraduates generally abhor.

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Syllabification: psy·chol·o·gese

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