NATIVISM

is the philosophical position that the mind or brain has certain innate structures present which play a role in the creation of knowledge. Equally, the idea that experience or past experiences only have a limited effect on the formation of knowledge. Similar to that of nativistic theory and innate ideas.

NATIVISM: "Nativism implies that the brain has certain structures which play a role in the creation and development of knowledge and that part of this process is simply innate. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NATIVISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nativism/ (accessed October 7, 2019).
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