Out of context means without the background that explains something.
Taking something out of context means using only one part of what the writer said, instead of correctly reporting the writer's position.
Quoting a sentence out of context can change or distort what the writer wanted to say.
(1) People's environment influences their behavior. (2) However, environment alone cannot explain all human behavior. (3) Only a combination of environmental and genetic factors can fully explain behavior.
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