ERIC Number: ED120636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Social Psychology, Naive Psychology and Folklore: All Together Now?
Fine, Gary A.
The divisions between social psychology, naive psychology, and folklore are fundamentally artifical ones. It is argued that all three have many of the same goals--that is, the prediction and control of behavior and the comprehension of the orderly processes of everyday life. Each attempts to understand how social intercourse is to proceed. Counter-intuitive theories in social psychology often on examination seem more complex than originally thought; these complexities could have been predicted from an understanding of naive psychology. A consideration of folklore and naive psychology can help the social psychologist expand, modify, and correct the theoretical perspectives of the discipline. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)