Definition of psychologize in English:

psychologize

Syllabification: psy·chol·o·gize
Pronunciation: /sīˈkäləˌjīz
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 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
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    • Too frequently, Stevenson's doubled scenes, his disjunctive narratives, even his fascination with and sophisticated representations of cultural difference have been merely psychologized.
    • Goldstein's earlier novels psychologized time, foregrounding the present and explaining it by the past.
    • At its fiercest moments of theatricalization, the maternal is not a mere foil for psychologizing or romanticizing childhood.
  • 1.1 [no object] Theorize or speculate concerning the psychology of something or someone.
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    • How do dreams appear to people who, lacking the explanatory and theoretical machinery of modern psychology and neuroscience, cannot psychologize them?
    • 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.

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