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metapsychology

[met-uh-sahy-kol-uh-jee] /ˌmɛt ə saɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
speculative thought dealing systematically with concepts extending beyond the limits of psychology as an empirical science.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; meta- + psychology
Related forms
metapsychological
[met-uh-sahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛt əˌsaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metapsychology

metapsychology

/ˌmɛtəsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun (psychol)
1.
the study of philosophical questions, such as the relation between mind and body, that go beyond the laws of experimental psychology
2.
any attempt to state the general laws of psychology
3.
another word for parapsychology
Derived Forms
metapsychological (ˌmɛtəˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
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metapsychology in Medicine

metapsychology met·a·psy·chol·o·gy (mět'ə-sī-kŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. Philosophical inquiry supplementing the empirical science of psychology and dealing with aspects of the mind that cannot be evaluated on the basis of objective or empirical evidence.

  2. A comprehensive system of psychology involving several different approaches to mental processes as described in the Freudian theory of the mind.

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