Definition of peripheralism in English:

peripheralism

noun

  • 1Psychology. The tendency to seek explanations of behaviour in terms of direct responses to external stimuli rather than cognitive processes or other internal factors.

  • 2Concern for, or belief in the importance of, peripheral regions, factors, etc., rather than central ones.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Philosophy. From peripheral + -ism.

Pronunciation

peripheralism

/pɪˈrɪf(ə)rəlɪz(ə)m//pɪˈrɪf(ə)r(ə)lɪz(ə)m/