existential psychology

/ɛgzɪsˌtɛnʃəl saɪˈkɒlədʒi/ (say egzis.tenshuhl suy'koluhjee)

1. a school of psychology based on the study of introspective data as revealing the construction that each individual puts on their choices and actions.
2. the psychological aspect of existentialism.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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