SOCIAL DETERMINISM By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a theory that says historical events are determined by social phenomena. See cultural determinism; determinism. SOCIAL DETERMINISM: "In social determinism, economic force can be a reason for an event." Related Psychology Terms SOFT DETERMINISM CAUSALITY ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM MECHANICAL-MAN CONCEPT BIOSOCIAL THEORY GCNETIC DETERMINISM ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINISM EMERGENT EVOLUTION PSYCHIC DETERMINISM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL DETERMINISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-determinism/ (accessed March 21, 2020).