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Aboutism is a term coined by therapist Frederic Perls to refer to an over-reliance on intellectualization and second-hand learning rather than on experience.[1] Perls rejected the tendency of science to rely entirely on objective, naturalistic data, believing that this tendency towards impersonal intellectual analysis was an obstacle to understanding the human psyche.


  1. http://dictionary-psychology.com/index.php?a=term&d=Dictionary+of+psychology&t=Aboutism