The Psychology of Worldviews

  title={The Psychology of Worldviews},
  author={Mark E. Koltko-Rivera},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={3 - 58}
  • Mark E. Koltko-Rivera
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • A worldview (or “world view”) is a set of assumptions about physical and social reality that may have powerful effects on cognition and behavior. Lacking a comprehensive model or formal theory up to now, the construct has been underused. This article advances theory by addressing these gaps. Worldview is defined. Major approaches to worldview are critically reviewed. Lines of evidence are described regarding worldview as a justifiable construct in psychology. Worldviews are distinguished from… CONTINUE READING
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