“Fifty Psychological and Psychiatric terms to Avoid: a List of Inaccurate, Misleading, Misused, Ambiguous, and Logically Confused words and Phrases”

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An article in Frontiers in Psychology tackles the problem of unclear and imprecise language in psychology and psychiatry, exhorting that “Clarity is especially critical in such disciplines as psychology and psychiatry, where most phenomena, such as emotions, personality traits, and mental disorders, are ‘open concepts.’ Open concepts are characterized by fuzzy boundaries, an indefinitely extendable indicator list, and an unclear inner essence.”

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