Informal talk or writing that employs the language and concepts of psychology and psychiatry in a trite, superficial, or confusing way
Origin of psychobabblepsycho(logical) + babble: popularized by R. D. Rosen, United States author, in his book with this title (1977)
Language characterized by the often inaccurate use of jargon from psychiatry and psychotherapy: “Discussions … sometimes … consist of consciousness-raising psychobabble, with the students' feelings and experiences valued as much as anything the professor or texts have to offer” ( Karen Lehrman )
Origin of psychobabbleCoined by Richard Dean Rosen (born 1949), American writer
From psycho- +"Ž babble.