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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /nɑˈiv ˈriəˌlɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /nʌɪˈiːv ˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/
      • /nɑːˈiːv ˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (na·ive re·al·ism)

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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 October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

naïve realism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“naïve realism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/>.