folk psychology

noun

Definition of folk psychology

1 : the study of the mind and behavior of different peoples through analysis of the human factors involved in their cultural and technological development
2 : the mental traits common to or characteristic of a people

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History and Etymology for folk psychology

translation of German völkerpsychologie

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“Folk psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folk%20psychology. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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