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by R. Murray Thomas




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 in our capacity to predict and explain the behavior of ourselves and of others. This book has two goals: (a) to provide a framework for analyzing folk psychologies, and (b) to describe multiple forms that folk psychologies assume in different cultures. 

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ISBN: 0761924604
ISBN13: 978-0761924609
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: R. Murray Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (August 21, 2001)
Pages: 352 pages
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