Interactionism refers to the version of Dualism that accepts the separate existence of a mind and a body and claims that they interact. Interactionism is a proposed answer to the mind-body problem maintaining that bodily experiences influence the mind and that the mind influences the body. Moreover, Interactionism is a view of development that, although acknowledging there must be some innate characteristics of the mind that allow for language development, places greater emphasis on the nature of the language-learning environment of the child

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