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  • By: Scott Sehon
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Teleology is the study of purposes, goals, or ends; a teleological explanation explains a process or behavior by stating the goal toward which it was directed. This is especially relevant to the study of mind, because part of what it is ...