DevPsy.org Conflicting Examples of Naïve Psychology in Cliché Other terms like “Folk Psychology”, “Folk Wisdom”, or “Theory of Mind” might be used instead of “Naïve Psychology” depending on the research area and the precise meaning a researcher would like to convey. Notice how common sense can lead us to contradictory conclusions. One goal of (scientific) psychology is to find out when and how naïve psychology is true or false. One goal of developmental psychology is to find out when and how we develop naïve psychology and other naïve theories (e.g., biology, physics) Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Out of sight, out of mind. Birds of a feather flock together.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course PSYC 4070 taught by Professor Rosenthal during the Spring '10 term at LSU.