BACKGROUND

n. 1. in perception, an aspect of the environment that forms a setting for the primary stimuli. See also figure-ground. 2. also refers to the sum total of a person's upbringing, education, training, and experience.

BACKGROUND: "An analysis of the person's background revealed that he or she had originally come from Greece."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BACKGROUND," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/background/ (accessed July 26, 2017).
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