ARMCHAIR PSYCHOLOGY

a form of psychological inquiry or therapy that is based on introspection and rational processes without reference to an empirical observation. Conversely, empirical psychology mandates that the data comes from laboratory procedures or controlled forms of observation and measurement. See also rational psychology- speculative psychology.

ARMCHAIR PSYCHOLOGY: "Armchair psychology emphasizes introspection as a form of inquiry, as opposed to strict empirical processes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARMCHAIR PSYCHOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/armchair-psychology/ (accessed June 20, 2020).
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