(noun) The idea that all people perceive the world as you do.
Example: Thinking that one version of physical beauty is universal
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- Ross, Lee, and Andrew Ward. 1996. Naive Realism: Implications for Social Conflict and Misunderstanding. Stanford, CA: Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Stanford University.
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How to Cite the Definition of Naïve Realism
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “naïve realism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“naïve realism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/naive-realism/>.