SECONDARY ENVIRONMENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Surrounding which is supplementary or slightly significant in a person's existence and in which interpersonal interactions are relatively short and impersonal. Compare with: primary environment. SECONDARY ENVIRONMENT: "A bank or grocery store would qualify as a secondary environment." Related Psychology Terms INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY (IPTL SECONDARY TASK METHODOLOGY PRIMARY TERRITORY PRIMARY ENVIRONMENT SECONDARY CONTROL ABSENT-MINDEDNESS SHARED ENVIRONMENT NOTHINGNESS PRIMARY TASTE SOCIAL IMPERCEPTION DISORDER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY ENVIRONMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-environment/ (accessed December 3, 2019).