PROXIMATE EXPLANATION

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An explanation of behavior cast in terms of physiological factors or of developmental experience.

PROXIMATE EXPLANATION: ""Sarah was just so testy because of the heat" is a proximate explanation."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROXIMATE EXPLANATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/proximate-explanation/ (accessed August 15, 2022).

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