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What is eclecticism in psychology?

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September 21, 2010 8:28PM

Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.

Basically, it is making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style. It is a fusion of multiple styles and doctrines (teachings, educations) to come upon a balanced answer.