RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM

An assertion that a reciprocal relation exists among environment, behavior and the individual. That is to say, that instead of the environment being a one-way path of influence on a person's behavior, there is a two-way influence where environment influences behavior, behavior has influence on the environment and both influence the individual.

RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM: "Reciprocal determinism rejects the notion that only environment influences behavior."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reciprocal-determinism/ (accessed January 23, 2020).
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