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Meaning of peripheralism

pe•riph•er•al•ism

Pronunciation: (pu-rif'ur-u-liz"um), [key]
— n. Psychol.
  1. the explanation of psychological events emphasizing peripheral human functions, as those of skeletal muscles or the sex organs, rather than cognition or other processes of the central nervous system.
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