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psychic determinism

noun
1.
the theory that all aspects of a person's psychological makeup arise from specific causes or forces, as previous experiences or instinctual drives, which may be conscious or unconscious.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for psychic-determinism

psychic determinism

noun
1.
(psychol) the assumption, made esp by Freud, that mental processes do not occur by chance but that a cause can always be found for them
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