metapsychology

noun
meta·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ ˌme-tə-sī-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce metapsychology (audio) \

Definition of metapsychology

: speculative psychology concerned with postulating the structure (such as the ego and id) and processes (such as cathexis) of the mind which usually cannot be demonstrated objectively

Other Words from metapsychology

metapsychological \ ˌme-​tə-​ˌsī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce metapsychological (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metapsychology

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Metapsychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metapsychology. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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metapsychology

noun
meta·​psy·​chol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmet-ə-sī-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce metapsychology (audio) \
plural metapsychologies

Medical Definition of metapsychology

: speculative psychology concerned with postulating the mind's structure (as the ego and id) and processes (as cathexis) which usually cannot be demonstrated objectively

Other Words from metapsychology

metapsychological \ -​ˌsī-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce metapsychological (audio) \ adjective

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