Etymology: translation of German völkerpsychologie1. : the study of the mind and behavior especially of primitive peoples through analysis of the human factors involved in their cultural and technological development2. : the mental traits common to or characteristic of a people
* * *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.
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