pop psych

psychological or pseudopsychological counseling, interpretations, concepts, terminology, etc., often simplistic or superficial, popularized by certain personalities, magazine articles, television shows, advice columns, or the like, that influence the general public.
Also called pop psychology.


pop-psych, adjective
pop psychologist, noun
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