DIFFUSION By N., Sam M.S. - 58 1. The processing of spreading cultural characteristics within a culture or community. 2. Biology. Passive transport. 3. The process wher something is spread out through something else. DIFFUSION: "Cells use diffusion to pass fluids through them." Related Psychology Terms Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Collectivist and Individualist Cultures Intelligence Across the African-American and Latino Cultures COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Developing a Case Study CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DIFFUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diffusion/ (accessed June 30, 2022).