reverse psychology

noun

Definition of reverse psychology

: a method of getting someone to do what one wants by pretending not to want it or by pretending to want something else

Word by Word Definitions

reverse play
  1. : opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition

  2. : having the back presented to the observer or opponent

  3. : made with one's back to the basketball net

  1. : to turn completely about in position or direction

  2. : to turn upside down : invert

  3. : to cause to take an opposite point of view

  1. : something directly contrary to something else : opposite

  2. : an act or instance of reversing

  3. : the back part of something

psychology play
  1. : the science of mind and behavior

  2. : the mental or behavioral characteristics of an individual or group

  3. : the study of mind and behavior in relation to a particular field of knowledge or activity


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