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situationism

[sich-oo-ey-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Psychology
1.
the theory that behavior is chiefly response to immediate situations.
Also, situationalism
[sich-oo-ey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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situationist, noun
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