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2008 | 18 | 2 | 214-224
Article title

A SOCIO-LINGUISTIC APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGY

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One of the most interesting issues central to folk psychology is how it develops in humans. Over the past few decades, two distinct theories have emerged known as the Theory-Theory and Simulation Theory. Theory-theory supporters argue that children construct theories to explain behavior, while simulation theorists extol the virtues of empathy - putting yourself in another person's shoes. The author argues that each position falls short of an adequate account of how folk psychology develops. Instead, explaining behavior is a matter of acquiring folk psychological concepts within a culture and then learning how to deploy such terms with competence.
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  • David Ohreen, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus), N 104, 1301 - 16th Ave. NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10SKAAAA07591
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bwmeta1.element.312d0a73-1aba-3104-a414-122b285e4611
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