PSYCHOLOGICAL ATOMISM

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A school of thought in psychology that the content of mind can be distilled down to discrete and independent units that cannot be broken down further. These "atoms" of thought can be derived by breaking down more complex thought structure.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ATOMISM: "Psychological atomism looks to boil down thought to its simplest components."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PSYCHOLOGICAL ATOMISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychological-atomism/ (accessed July 2, 2022).

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