Definition of psychologese in English:


Pronunciation /sīˌkäləˈjēz/ /saɪˌkɑləˈdʒiz/


  • Jargon or technical terms used in psychology.

    • ‘To get your degree you have to write in psychologese, which means never using a single-syllable word when a multi-syllable one will do.’
    • ‘So, just because Pierce can talk "psychologese" does not make him a credible theorist on liberal behavior.’
    • ‘Wood brings the analytic mind of a psychologist to his book without the cluttering style of academic psychologese which undergraduates generally abhor.’