[men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/
the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
the doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the basis for human behavior.
(philosophy) the doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality and that objects of knowledge exist only as aspects of the subject’s consciousness Compare physicalism, idealism (sense 3) See also monism (sense 1), materialism (sense 2)
[men-tl-ist] /ˈmɛn tl ɪst/ noun 1. a person who believes in or advocates mentalism. 2. a person who believes that the mind and its functions are a legitimate area of psychological research. 3. a mind reader, psychic, or fortuneteller. n. 1782, from mental + -ist. Originally in reference to artistic taste; philosophical sense (from mentalism) […]
[men-tal-i-tee] /mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural mentalities. 1. capacity or endowment: a person of average mentality. 2. the set of one’s mind; view; outlook: a liberal mentality. /mɛnˈtælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the state or quality of mental or intellectual ability 2. a way of thinking; mental inclination or character: his weird mentality n. 1690s, […]
- Mental job
noun phrase A neurotic or psychotic person; nut (1950s+)
- Mental lexicon
noun 1. the store of words in a person’s mind