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Folk Psychologies Across Cultures.

Author: Dr R Murray M Thomas
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2001.
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Without taking a single psychology course, ordinary people learn to understand, predict, and explain one another's actions, thoughts, and motivations. Many cognitive scientists and philosophers claim that our everyday or folk understanding of mental states constitutes a theory of mind. That theory is widely called folk psychology (sometimes commonsense psychology). The terms in which folk psychology are couched are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr R Murray M Thomas
ISBN: 9781452267241 1452267243
OCLC Number: 809772518
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 --
Diverse Cultures, Diverse Psychologies; Chapter 2 --
Reality; Chapter 3 --
Knowing; Chapter 4 --
Cause; Chapter 5 --
Competence; Chapter 6 --
Values; Chapter 7 --
Emotions; Chapter 8 --
Humor; Chapter 9 --
Self and Not-Self; Chapter 10 --
Rites and Rituals; Chapter 11 --
Time and the Life Span; Chapter 12 --
Gender and Sex; Chapter 13 --
Prohibitions; Chapter 14 --
Folk Psychologies' Significance and Trends; References; Name Index; Subject Index; About the Author.
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Without taking a single psychology course, ordinary people learn to understand, predict, and explain one another's actions, thoughts, and motivations. Many cognitive scientists and philosophers claim that our everyday or folk understanding of mental states constitutes a theory of mind. That theory is widely called folk psychology (sometimes commonsense psychology). The terms in which folk psychology are couched are familiar ones of "belief" and "desire," "hunger," "pain," and so forth. According to many theorists, folk psychology plays a central role.

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". . .mandatory reading for students hoping to be service providers and for professionals with a multicultural clientele." -- L.M.C. Abbott Trapp

 
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