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environment
used in The Tipping Point

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1  —3 uses as in:
her family environment
Definition
surrounding conditions
in various senses, including:
  • conditions in a location or geographic area — as in "the desert environment"
  • conditions that affect a particular activity — as in "the learning environment"
  • conditions that create a certain mood — as in "a competitive environment," or "a romantic environment,"
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program — as in "the Windows environment"
  • Epidemics, Zenilman's map demonstrates, are strongly influenced by their situation — by the circumstances and conditions and particulars of the environments in which they operate.
    Chapter 1 (82% in)
  • The essence of the Power of Context is that the same thing is true for certain kinds of environments — that in ways that we don't necessarily appreciate, our inner states are the result of our outer circumstances.
    Chapter 4 (53% in)
  • Was it because prisons are full of nasty people, or was it because prisons are such nasty environments that they make people nasty?
    Chapter 4 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "environment" flagged with this meaning in The Tipping Point.

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  • What it is saying is that whatever that environmental influence is, it doesn't have a lot to do with parents.
    Chapter 7 (69% in)
  • The CDC is talking about the overall context for the disease — how the introduction and growth of an addictive drug can so change the environment of a city that it can cause a disease to tip.
    Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • Epidemics are a function of the people who transmit infectious agents, the infectious agent itself, and the environment in which the infectious agent is operating.
    Chapter 1 (25% in)
  • This is the kind of environmental explanation that makes intuitive sense to us.
    Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • The Power of Context says that human beings are a lot more sensitive to their environment than they may seem.
    Chapter 1 (98% in)
  • Hush Puppies took off because they were being worn by kids in the cutting-edge precincts of the East Village — an environment that helped others to look at the shoes in a new light.
    Chapter 4 (17% in)
  • It's something physical like graffiti The impetus to engage in a certain kind of behavior is not coming from a certain kind of person but from a feature of the environment.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • They are both based on the premise that an epidemic can be reversed, can be tipped, by tinkering with the smallest details of the immediate environment.
    Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • They say that the criminal — far from being someone who acts for fundamental, intrinsic reasons and who lives in his own world — is actually someone acutely sensitive to his environment, who is alert to all kinds of cues, and who is prompted to commit crimes based on his perception of the world around him.
    Chapter 4 (47% in)
  • The Power of Context is an environmental argument.
    Chapter 4 (48% in)
  • In the 1960s, liberals made a similar kind of argument, but when they talked about the importance of environment they were talking about the importance of fundamental social factors: crime, they said, was the result of social injustice, of structural economic inequities, of unemployment, of racism, of decades of institutional and social neglect, so that if you wanted to stop crime you had to undertake some fairly heroic steps.
    Chapter 4 (48% in)
  • In the answer to that question is obviously the answer to the question posed by Bernie Goetz and the subway cleanup, which is how much influence docs immediate environment have on the way people behave?
    Chapter 4 (56% in)
  • Zimbardo isn't talking about environment, about the major external influences on all of our lives.
    Chapter 4 (60% in)
  • This happens even when you give people a clear and immediate environmental explanation of the behavior they are being asked to evaluate: that the gym, in the first case, has few lights on; that the Contestant is being asked to answer the most impossibly biased and rigged set of questions.
    Chapter 4 (79% in)
  • The reason that most of us seem to have a consistent character is that most of us are really good at controlling our environment.
    Chapter 4 (85% in)
  • Once you understand that context matters, however, that specific and relatively small elements in the environment can serve as Tipping Points, that defeatism is turned upside down.
    Chapter 4 (96% in)
  • Environmental Tipping Points are things that we can change: we can fix broken windows and clean up graffiti and change the signals that invite crime in the first place.
    Chapter 4 (96% in)
  • But in reality it is no more than an obvious and commonsensical extension of the Power of Context, because it says simply that children are powerfully shaped by their external environment, that the features of our immediate social and physical world — the streets we walk down, the people we encounter — play a huge role in shaping who we are and how we act.
    Chapter 4 (98% in)
  • It isn't just serious criminal behavior, in the end, that is sensitive to environmental cues, it is all behavior.
    Chapter 4 (98% in)
  • We have seen, in this book, how a number of relatively minor changes in our external environment can have a dramatic effect on how we behave and who we are.
    Chapter 5 (54% in)
  • In other words, does the specific social environment that we create in our homes make a real difference in the way our children end up as adults?
    Chapter 7 (64% in)
  • In a series of large and well-designed studies of twins — particularly twins separated at birth and reared apart — geneticists have shown that most of the character traits that make us who we are — friendliness, extroversion, nervousness, openness, and so on — are about half determined by our genes and hall determined by our environment, and the assumption has always been that this environment that makes such a big difference in our lives is the environment of the home.
    Chapter 7 (65% in)
  • In a series of large and well-designed studies of twins — particularly twins separated at birth and reared apart — geneticists have shown that most of the character traits that make us who we are — friendliness, extroversion, nervousness, openness, and so on — are about half determined by our genes and hall determined by our environment, and the assumption has always been that this environment that makes such a big difference in our lives is the environment of the home.
    Chapter 7 (65% in)
  • In a series of large and well-designed studies of twins — particularly twins separated at birth and reared apart — geneticists have shown that most of the character traits that make us who we are — friendliness, extroversion, nervousness, openness, and so on — are about half determined by our genes and hall determined by our environment, and the assumption has always been that this environment that makes such a big difference in our lives is the environment of the home.
    Chapter 7 (65% in)
  • The Colorado study isn't saying that genes explain everything and that environment doesn't matter.
    Chapter 7 (68% in)
  • On the contrary, all of the results strongly suggest that our environment plays as big — if not bigger — a role as heredity in shaping personality and intelligence.
    Chapter 7 (68% in)
  • What Harris argues is that this is also true more generally, that the environmental influence that helps children become who they are — that shapes their character and personality — is their peer group.
    Chapter 7 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "environment" in The Tipping Point.

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