FIELD DEPENDENCE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 cognitive style where the person relies on external cues rather than internal cues. These people are susceptible to deceptive cues when identifying known elements in unknown settings. FIELD DEPENDENCE: "Joe showed field dependence by relying on the world around him." Related Psychology Terms FIELD INDEPENDENCE STRANGE SITUATION BIOLOGICAL CLOCK BLIND-MATCHING TECHNIQUE ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY BALANCE THEORY SCREENING EXTERNAL BOUNDARY FOCUS OF ATTENTION STRANGER ANXIETY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FIELD DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/field-dependence/ (accessed May 27, 2018).