[ in-ter-ak-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃəˌnɪz əm /
a theory that the mind and the body may each affect the other.
7 Chinese Loanwords To Expand Your VocabularyFeng shui is the Chinese art of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, or negative and positive forces in the universe.
Related formsin·ter·ac·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interactionism
/ (ˌɪntərˈækʃəˌnɪzəm) /
philosophy the dualistic doctrine that holds that mind and body have a causal effect upon one another, as when pricking one's finger (physical) causes pain (mental), or an embarrassing memory (mental) causes one to blush (physical)Compare parallelism (def. 3)
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