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is a theory which takes into consideration both dispositional and situational variables when attempting to explain the determinism of behaviours and implies there is a balance to strike between the two separately opposing forces when looking at behaviour.

MECHANISTIC INTCRACTIONISM: "Some theories of human behaviour such as mechanistic interactionism, imply that both external and internal variables will have a great effect."

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