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Psychic determinism

Definition
noun
A philosophical doctrine stating that all psychological and behavioural phenomena, such as human cognition, behaviour, decision, and action, are determined by the inevitable consequences of previous occurrences.
Supplement
Psychic determinism is a philosophical concept that assumes the causality of human emotions and actions — intentional or unintentional — as a result of emotional experiences or events that happened in the past. It believes that all psychological phenomena occur not by chance but by choices, which are determined consciously or subconsciously by previous events.
Synonym: determinism, psychological determinism, psychical determinism.

See also: psychoanalaysis.


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