Definition of interactionism in English:



  • The theory that there are two entities, mind and body, each of which can have an effect on the other.

    ‘Hence interactionism violates physical closure after all.’
    • ‘The dualistic theory known as interactionism is most commonly associated with Descartes.’
    • ‘With the advent of interactionism and labelling theory in the 1960s, attention turned to the importance of societal reaction in constructing deviant or delinquent acts.’
    • ‘Symbolic interactionism studies how humans interact symbolically with one another and with themselves, and in doing so make decisions about risk, themselves, and their actions.’
    • ‘Symbolic interactionism continued to flourish into the post World War II Era.’



/ˌin(t)ərˈakSHəˌnizəm/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈækʃəˌnɪzəm/