Online Encyclopedia Search Tool

Your Online Encyclopedia


Online Encylopedia and Dictionary Research Site

Online Encyclopedia Free Search Online Encyclopedia Search    Online Encyclopedia Browse    welcome to our free dictionary for your research of every kind

Online Encyclopedia

Environmental determinism

Environmental determinism is the view that the physical environment, rather than social conditions, determines culture. Those who believe this view say that humans are strictly defined by stimulus-response (environment-behavior) and cannot deviate. Modern scholars have largely dismissed this view as racist and overly simplistic.

Thomas Griffith Taylor was one of the world's greatest proponents of environmental determinism.

External link

Last updated: 10-24-2004 05:10:45