SCIENTISM

The collection of attitudes and practices considered typical of scientists. The belief that the investigative methods of the physical sciences are applicable or justifiable in all fields of inquiry Often a derogatory term applied to those who offer uncritical application of scientific or quasi-scientific methods to inappropriate fields of study or investigation.

SCIENTISM: "The clerics were offended by scientism."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SCIENTISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scientism/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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