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Lay theories

everyday understanding of problems in the social sciences

by Furnham, Adrian.

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Pergamon Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Attribution (Social psychology),
  • Common sense.,
  • Belief and doubt.,
  • Social sciences -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Adrian Furnham.
    SeriesInternational series in experimental social psychology ;, vol. 17, International series in experimental social psychology ;, v. 17.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM291 .F86 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 252 p. :
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2033887M
    ISBN 100080326943, 0080339700
    LC Control Number88009857

    Beginning with a preface by renowned scholar Carol Dweck, the first part looks at the origins and nature of lay theories, and how malleable they are. The second part explores lay theories about common psychological phenomena. The third section discusses lay theories about the metaphysical or supernatural.   The present studies suggest that lay theories can provide a useful assessment in the study of heroism. We use the information from the literature and lay conceptions of heroes to form a conceptual framework, the Hero Functions Framework, which is integrative and can serve as a basis for future research. We describe this framework by:

    A Culture of Genius: How an Organization’s Lay Theory Shapes People’s Cognition, Affect, and Behavior Mary C. Murphy1 and Carol S. Dweck2 Abstract Traditionally, researchers have conceptualized implicit theories as individual differences—lay theories that vary between people. Major Theories. Personality psychology is the focus of some of the best-known psychology theories by a number of famous thinkers including Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson. Some of these theories attempt to tackle a specific area of personality while others attempt to explain personality much more broadly.

    behavioral correlates of lay theories of health in young and middle-aged adults. Lay theories of health are the unarticulated beliefs of laypeople about what it is to be healthy. These theories were assessed in a Prestudy through open-ended survey questioning of adults at four community sites, as well as nationally over the Internet. Previous studies on lay theories of anorexia nervosa have examined the ‘accuracy’ of lay knowledge, and the identification of factors by family and friends that would encourage early interventions (Huon, Brown, & Morris, , 7, –; Murray, Touyz, & Beumont, , 9, 87–93). In contrast to these approaches, we examine lay Cited by:


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Lay theories - the informal, common-sense explanations people give for particular social behaviours - are often very different from formal 'scientific' explanations of what actually happens. While they have been studied in the past, this is the first attempt to.

Lay Theories. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Laypeople, like scientists, develop and use theories to help them understand and respond to their social world. Lay theories, then, are the theories people use in their everyday theories are often captured by proverbs such as “ the early bird gets the worm ” (Protestant work ethic), “ you can ’ t teach an old dog new tricks ” (entity theory), and.

Lay Theories: Knowledge and Money. In this book, Erich Kirchler assembles research on tax compliance, with a focus on tax evasion, and integrates the findings into a model based on the. This timely and important collection broadens our understanding of the ways in which lay theories (also known as folk psychologies, implicit theories, naïve theories, or mindsets) impact our lives and social relations.

Moving well beyond lay theories as. Lay theories - the informal, common-sense explanations people give for particular social behaviours - are often very different from formal 'scientific' explanations of what actually happens.

While they have been studied in the past, this is the first attempt to review, in detail, the nature of these beliefs. More specifically, it is the first study to consider such fundamental questions as. “Lay” theories are the theories that people use in their everyday life.

They not only serve people's epistemic needs to understand and make predictions about their social world but also serve their social needs to form and maintain relationships as well as psychological needs to feel in control and good about themselves.

Decades of findings from cognitive, cultural, developmental, and. Shedding light on how our beliefs shape all facets of our lives, The Science of Lay Theories: How Beliefs Shape Our Cognition, Behavior, and Health will appeal to researchers and practitioners in psychology, as well as philosophers, cognitive and developmental neuroscientists, religious scholars, sociologists, and : Paperback.

The Science of Lay Theories: How Beliefs Shape Our Cognition, Behavior, and Health - Kindle edition by Zedelius, Claire M., Müller, Barbara C.

N., Schooler, Jonathan W. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Science of Lay Theories: How Beliefs Shape Our Cognition, Manufacturer: Springer.

Preface: Lay theories beyond intelligence, a bigger picture perspective by Carol Dweck. Table of Contents. Part I: The origins and nature of lay theories. Chapter 1. The Origins of Lay Theories: The Case of Essentialist Beliefs.

by Nick Haslam. Chapter 2. The Motivated Fluidity of Lay Theories of Change. by Anne E. Wilson and Jaslyn A. English. Both the scientific community and the general public have come to recognize the increasing prevalence of obesity as a significant public health crisis.

To help address this issue, recent research has begun to explore lay theories of obesity—the mental models that structure how non-experts think about the causes and consequences of the by: 2. This paper is concerned with the range, structure and determinants of lay people's implicit theories of delinquency.

The different explicit psychological and sociological theories were reviewed as were Cited by: implicit theories folk psychology lay beliefs about creativity mindsets metacognition mind wandering and lay theory nature of willpower ego depletion weight-based mindsets unconscious bias experimental philosophy mindsets about intelligence mindsets about intergroup relations justice motive naive theories allure of neuroscience belief in free will belief in God.

Purchase Lay Theories, Volume 17 - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. A number of theoretical approaches to happiness are presented and discussed: telic theories, associationistic models, activity theories, judgment approaches, and top.

Lay theories can be formalized using Bayesian statistics using ideal observer models (Geisler, ).This approach has been used successfully to model a wide range of phenomena in vision, memory, decision-making (Geisler,Liu et al.,Shiffrin and Steyvers,Weiss et al., ), and, more recently, social cognition (e.g., Baker, Saxe, & Tenenbaum, ).Cited by: students (addressing lay theories about critical feedback) (27), and (iii) a novel intervention based on prior research and theory with college students (addressing lay theories about cultural fit) (21).

All interventions had a common structure, format, and length (Methods and SI File Size: 1MB. Many lay theories even seem to draw upon conceptual metaphors. Lay theories of self-control (Job earlier chapter, XXX) often hinge upon the conceptual metaphor that self-control is a limited resource, like the natural oil in the earth or theFile Size: KB.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Furnham, Adrian. Lay theories. Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York: Pergamon Press, (OCoLC) A philosophical theory is a theory that explains or accounts for a general philosophy or specific branch of philosophy.

While any sort of thesis or opinion may be termed a theory, in analytic philosophy it is thought best to reserve the word "theory" for systematic, comprehensive attempts to solve problems.

Public Attitudes, Lay Theories and Mental Health Literacy: The Understanding of Mental Health. By Adrian Furnham and Kate Telford.

Submitted: March 8th Reviewed: June 29th Published: January 5th DOI: /Cited by:. A lay analysis is a psychoanalysis performed by someone who is not a physician; that person was designated a lay analyst.

In The Question of Lay Analysis (), Sigmund Freud defended the right of those trained in psychoanalysis to practice therapy irrespective of any medical degree. He would strive tirelessly to maintain the independence of the psychoanalytic movement from .Book Description.

This special issue addresses the nature, development, and consequences of a variety of lay theories for group perception and behavior.

The articles illuminate the structural, functional, and dynamic properties of lay theories, as well as their scope.Keywords: passion for work, lay theories, mindset, Work Passion scale, measurement Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

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