folk psychology

noun
Etymology: translation of German völkerpsychologie
1. : the study of the mind and behavior especially of primitive 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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folk psychology,
1. the psychology of ethnic groups or peoples, especially of non-literate or primitive cultures.
2. the study of the mental characteristics and behavior of such groups or peoples.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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