mentalism mentalism n. 1. a doctrine that mind is the only true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Any theory of psychology that accepts introspective data about the functioning of the mind as a valid object of study; contrasted to {behaviorism}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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