- a term coined by David Riesman to signify the social change in SOCIETY which he believed he had identified in America in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It is based on the idea of what he called "Modes of Conformity" and signifies a concern with others and the development of one's self-concept, ethical and other BELIEFS on the basis of what others think or say.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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other-directed — ☆ other directed [uth΄ər də rek′tid ] adj. guided by or concerned with goals or ideals determined by others rather than by oneself; conformist … English World dictionary
other-directed — other directedness, n. other direction, n. /udh euhr di rek tid, duy /, adj. guided by a set of values that is derived from current trends or outward influences rather than from within oneself. Cf. inner directed. [1945 50] * * * … Universalium
other-directed — adjective Date: 1950 directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one s own scale of values • other directedness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
other-directed — Pertaining to a person readily influenced by the attitudes of others. * * * oth·er di·rect·ed .əth ər də rek təd, dī adj directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one s own scale of values compare INNER DIRECTED… … Medical dictionary
other directed — Synonyms and related words: acquiescent, actuated, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, animated, complaisant, compliant, conformable, extroversive, extrovert, extroverted, flexible, impelled, inclined, inner directed, malleable, minded, motivated,… … Moby Thesaurus
other-directed — /ˈʌðə dərɛktəd/ (say udhuh duhrektuhd) adjective guided by a set of values that is derived from current trends or outward influences rather than from within oneself. –other directedness, noun –other direction, noun … Australian English dictionary
other-directed — … Useful english dictionary
other — adj., n. or pron., & adv. adj. 1 not the same as one or some already mentioned or implied; separate in identity or distinct in kind (other people; use other means; I assure you, my reason is quite other). 2 a further; additional (a few other… … Useful english dictionary
other-directedness — noun see other directed … New Collegiate Dictionary
other-directedness — See other directed. * * * … Universalium