Folk Psychologies Across Cultures R Murray M Thomas

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Published: 2001

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335 pages


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Folk Psychologies Across Cultures  by  R Murray M Thomas

Folk Psychologies Across Cultures by R Murray M Thomas
2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 335 pages | ISBN: | 6.52 Mb

How do we understand how others view their lives? How can we predict others behavior from culturally mental concepts? How do we make friends out of the strangers in our lives? The answer is folk psychology.Our interpretations of reality depends uponMoreHow do we understand how others view their lives? How can we predict others behavior from culturally mental concepts? How do we make friends out of the strangers in our lives?

The answer is folk psychology.Our interpretations of reality depends upon our folk psychology - that set of beliefs shared by the members of a group regarding how peoples minds work and about the beliefs that result form such a view of mental life. In Folk Psychologies Across Cultures, R. Murray Thomas offers a framework for comparing the folk psychologies of different cultures in terms of a groups conceptions, values, emotions, humor, the self, gender, sexual behavior, time, prohibitions, and rituals.

Each element of the framework is illustrated with examples from cultures around the world. The definition of folk psychology intended in this book is contrasted to other ways the term is used by some philosophers, anthropologists, and psychologists, referring back to the original notion of folk psychology in the pioneering work of Wilhelm Wundt in the 19th and early 20th centuries.Folk Psychologies Across Cultures is essential reading for anyone curious about the varied ways that mental life and the minds contents are portrayed in different cultures.



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