ARCHITECTURAL DETERMINISM

the unfounded belief that the environment dictates behavior or directly causes specific behaviors to occur or not to occur. More typically and accurately, the environment facilitates or inhibits behavior, providing opportunities that influence the probability that behaviors will or will not occur. See also person- environment interaction.

ARCHITECTURAL DETERMINISM: "Architectural determinism posits that the environment directly causes behaviors to occur in some manner. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARCHITECTURAL DETERMINISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/architectural-determinism/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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