Psychology. This term is given to the imaginary or unproven concept that is accepted as true by a person for pragmatic reasons. Also called as-if hypothesis.
FICTION: "Joe believed in his world of fiction."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FICTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fiction/ (accessed March 23, 2023).