PRECONCEPTION By N., Sam M.S. - 38 noun. a belief or expectation corresponding to some outlook item which is held prior to significant data about the item being attained. PRECONCEPTION: "His preconception of the girl's softball team couldn't be further from the truth." Related Psychology Terms Developing a Case Study FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) Hitler and Conformity ADOLESCENCE (Theories) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality) READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRECONCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preconception/ (accessed June 28, 2022).