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Synonyms for diffusion

Synonyms for diffusion

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Synonyms for diffusion

(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration

the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

the property of being diffused or dispersed

the act of dispersing or diffusing something

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Diffusionists believed that "race" did not determine behavior, that cultural and biological context between groups discredited any notion of either a "pure race" or a pristine culture.
In the most original part of the study, Kuklick examines the link between diffusionist anthropology and the origins of modern psychology out of the pioneering fieldwork of the Torres Straits Expedition of 1898.
Diffusionist thinking went something like this: such aspects of civilisation like Ancient Egypt were rare and unique events which then spread out as other groups borrowed and copied them.