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naïve realism

Definition of Naïve Realism

(noun) The idea that all people perceive the world as you do.

Example of Naïve Realism

  • Thinking that one version of physical beauty is universal.

Naïve Realism Pronunciation

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Syllabification: na·ive re·al·ism

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /nie-EEv rEE-uh-liz-uhm/
  • British English – /nie-EEv rIUH-li-zuhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /naɪˈiv ˈɹiəˌlɪzəm/
  • British English: /nɑːˈiːv ˈɹɪəlɪz(ə)m/

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Reference

Catton, William R. 1960. “The Functions and Dysfunctions of Ethnocentrism: A Theory.” Social Problems 8(3):201–11. doi:10.2307/798910.

Cite the Definition of Naïve Realism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “naïve realism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 7, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

naïve realism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “naïve realism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 7, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“naïve realism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 7 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/>.