Psychobabble


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A popular term for what some experts in human behaviour regard as nebulous, uncertain, or low-value words and phrases often used by non-degreed persons who ‘practice psychology’ over the air waves
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Is this self-indulgent psychobabble or legitimate therapy?
Phil tendency to indulge in unlicensed free-wheeling analysis of the subject, those who mistake the tidy strategies of psychobabble for biography.
I'll tell you why, Professor Dubocovich, and it's not because they are 'repaying their sleep debt' (how's that for American psychobabble).
Drawing upon the works of giants, such as Freud and Jung, Walters weaves their theories into the process of interviewing without numbing psychobabble.
Some of the advice seems to be a regurgitation of previous self-help books; we've all read about visualising what we want to achieve in order to make it happen, however, its practical exercises separate it from the plethora of psychobabble.
Heart softened, attention focused, and psychobabble to a minimum--catch on to the flow and stay away from negative energy.
In general, it's hard to find anything substantial written about trust that does not devolve into the gooey prose of self-help psychobabble. The Extended Enterprise, however, does an admirable job of providing a clear-eyed look at both the benefits and the challenges of building trust across organizational boundaries.
Oren Harari started his keynote address at the Assisted Living Federation Association's 2004 National Conference & EXPO in May, he made a few simple promises: No Boy Scout advice or psychobabble. No references to "vision" or "empowerment."
Such a proposal has its own pit-falls: It's easy to imagine the practice degenerating into psychobabble that blames all violent acts on the perpetrator's unfortunate childhood or poor communication.
"I just thought it was great fun, but others started coming out with all this psychobabble and complaining at the intrusion.
Why listen to some psychobabble report from a liberal-minded sociologist emphasising how the poor hard done by criminal was badly affected by the death of his pit bull terrier?
CULTURE Minister Kim Howells relaunched his attack on the Turner prize judges today, accusing them of being black-wearing elites who talk in psychobabble.