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men•tal•ism



Pronunciation: (men'tl-iz"um), [key]
n.
1. the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
2. the doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
3. any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the mental basis for human behavior. Cf. behaviorism.

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