worldview

(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

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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 March 26, 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 March 26, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“worldview.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/>.