is involved when we seek the cause of something, unconsciously assuming there is only one cause--for example, the cause of juvenile delinquency, the cure for cancer, the way to raise children.
Mahler was sometimes evoked here, and, more, the raw elementalism
of Janacek in this gripping affirmation of the creative life-force.
Pula (2000) referred to the hyphen as Korzybski's cure for elementalism
31: "The term psycho-logical [hyphenated] will always be used either with a hyphen to indicate its [non-elementalistic] character, or in quotation marks, without a hyphen, when we refer to the old elementalism
We practice elementalism
when we talk about feelings and thoughts as if they were distinct elements that can exist without each other.