Definitions

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  • noun psychology A school of thought which holds that personality is more influenced by external factors than by internal traits or motivations.

Etymologies

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situation +‎ -ism

Examples

  • "situationism" -- have denied that traits of character are stable, consistent, or evaluatively integrated in the way that ancient or contemporary philosophers suggest.

    Moral Character

  • "situationism": to be a situationist was to be actively engaged in the construction of situations which would go beyond the point of no return, not to be a believer in some ideology.

    The gaping silence

  • Surrealism, situationism, having a laugh, call it what you will.

    Frank Sidebottom ... 'He'd have died to be in the charts'

  • Like their fellow live-art veterans Noble + Silver, who combined comedy, technology and situationism to such potent effect, New Art Club prove that some of the best comedy aspires to be more than just funny.

    New Art Club's ballet of belly laughs

  • In The Lucifer Effect, Zimbardo tells this tale and how it reinforces his belief in situationism, ie, the belief that people's conduct is determined less by their basic disposition, their fundamental character, than by the situation in which they find themselves.

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  • In The Lucifer Effect, Zimbardo tells this tale and how it reinforces his belief in situationism, ie, the belief that people's conduct is determined less by their basic disposition, their fundamental character, than by the situation in which they find themselves.

    Comment Central - Times Online - WBLG:

  • In The Lucifer Effect, Zimbardo tells this tale and how it reinforces his belief in situationism, ie, the belief that people's conduct is determined less by their basic disposition, their fundamental character, than by the situation in which they find themselves.

    Could Obama's win improve exam results?

  • At a conference some years ago on the Situationist International the leader of The Fall, Mark E Smith repeatedly asked: “what is situationism?”

    The Fall online - latest Fall News

  • The way that Hanfeizi's situationism threatens Confucian virtue ethics is that it disputes the possibility of the junzi, noblepersons who possess firm and stable excellent characters.

    Chinese Ethics

  • Psychological situationism (as distinct from the Situationist political movement of the 1960's and 70's) is an important trend in social psychology that emphasizes the importance of situations, as opposed to personal dispositions, in generating particular behaviors.

    New Perspectives on the Psychology of Evil; Why Good People Do Bad Things

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