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1 An approach to the mind-body problem, a form of dualism according to which events or processes in the mental and physical realms influence or interact with each other. See also epiphenomenalism.

2 An interpretation of the contributions of personality according to which human behaviour is dependent partly on internal personality factors, partly on external situational factors, and partly on interactions between the two. Compare situationist critique.

Subjects: Psychology.

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