Beyond folk psychology? : toward an enriched account of social understanding

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Herschbach, Mitchell Albert;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: UCSD Dissertations, Academic Philosophy and cognitive science. (Discipline) | Ethnopsychology | Phenomenological sociology History and criticism | Social perception | Social cognitive theory

Folk psychology is the ability to interpret people's mental states (beliefs, desires, etc.) and use this information to explain and predict their behavior. While folk psychology has traditionally been seen as fundamental to human social understanding, philosophers drawi... View more
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