FOLK PSYCHOLOGY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 1. The explanation and prediction of behaviour of others using references to their mental states. . 2. Obsolete name for a branch of psychology dealing with cultural experiences. FOLK PSYCHOLOGY: "Folk psychology deals with cultural associations." Related Psychology Terms GEROPSYCHOLOGY TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY NEED-PRESS THEORY DESCRIPTIVE BEHAVIORISM FRAME OF REFERENCE MENTAL HEALTH CARE EMERGENT-NORM THEORY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FOLK PSYCHOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/folk-psychology/ (accessed November 25, 2020).