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Language characterized by the often inaccurate use of jargon from psychiatry and psychotherapy: "Discussions ... sometimes ... consist of consciousness-raising psychobabble, with the students' feelings and experiences valued as much as anything the professor or texts have to offer" (Karen Lehrman).
[Coined by Richard Dean Rosen (born 1949), American writer.]
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(Psychology) informal the jargon of psychology, esp as used and popularized in various types of psychotherapy
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psy•cho•bab•ble(ˈsaɪ koʊˌbæb əl)
writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particular accuracy or relevance.
[popularized by a book of the same title (1977) by U.S. journalist Richard Dutch. Rosen (b. 1949)]
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obfuscating language and jargon as used by psychologists, psychoanalysts, and psychiatrists, characterized by recondite phrases and arcane names for common conditions.See also: Language
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n (inf) → Psychogeschwätz nt
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