(noun) A theory stating all social phenomena have a biological explanation.
Example: Standardized test scores between different ethnicities occur because of biological differences.
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- Plural: biological reductionisms
- Biological reductionism has been used to explain crime, mental illness, patriarchy, and poverty or to defend eugenics and Social Darwinism.
- Not to be confused with biological determinism.
- A type of reductionism.
- Also called biologism.
- A (noun) biological reductionist views society (adverb) biological reductionally from a (adjective) biological reductionistic perspective.