1. Scientific theory. Used to explain a complex thing by breaking it down to simple, elemental units. 2. Belief that a procedure is appropriate to science dealing with psychological phenomena.

ELEMENTARISM: "Joe used elementarism to reduce the complex issue into simpler issues."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ELEMENTARISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/elementarism/ (accessed October 12, 2020).