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Folk psychology - Wikipedia
folk psychology, or commonsense psychology, is a human capacity to explain and predict the behavior and mental state of other people
folk psychology represents causal knowledge associated with the mind’s categorization processes
psychology is actively employed in aiding the explanation of everyday actions
consider a person who wants to achieve a goal, “G”, and believes action “A” will aid in attaining “G”; this leads to an intention to perform “A”, which is then carried out to produce action “A”.
criticism stems from the prevailing impression that folk psychology is a primitive practice reserved for the uneducated and non-academics in discussing their everyday lives.[
significant debate over whether folk psychology is useful for academic purposes