psychic determinism

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.

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psychic determinism
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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