Belief and Conviction

Part of the Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics book series (CALS)


Argument: Beliefs develop out of the deep self. The conceptual element is emphatic in belief, the affective element (will) in desire. Knowledge is shaped by core beliefs and valuations. Action is structured by implicit beliefs, which include experiential and world knowledge. Explicit beliefs are action equivalents of knowledge when truth judgments are required. Conviction develops in the derivation of value to a feeling of reality that accompanies the actualization of objects as facts.


True Belief Belief State Object Knowledge World Knowledge Core Belief 
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