Quotation by Richard Dean Rosen

Psychobabble is ... a set of repetitive verbal formalities that kills off the very spontaneity, candor, and understanding it pretends to promote. It's an idiom that reduces psychological insight to a collection of standardized observations, that provides a frozen lexicon to deal with an infinite variety of problems.
Richard Dean Rosen (b. 1949), U.S. journalist, critic. "Psychobabble," Psychobabble: Fast Talk and Quick Cure in the Era of Feeling (1977).

On "psychobabble," the term first coined by Rosen to describe the dialect or slang of the Bay Area of San Francisco.
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