FICTION By N., Sam M.S. - 11 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." Related Psychology Terms FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Developing a Case Study ANTISOCIAL REACTION JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Hitler and Conformity SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FICTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fiction/ (accessed January 26, 2022).