(noun) The way a person or group thinks about and interprets the universe.
Example: A sociologist uses the sociological imagination to study and understand the universe.
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- Plural: worldviews
- Variant form: world-view
- Word origin of “worldview” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Worldview
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “worldview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
worldview. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “worldview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“worldview.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/>.