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Sense Perception - 'We see and understand things not as they are but as we are' Christopher Columbus, in the 1440’s on his voyage to America, saw three mermaids and described them as insight of females who rose from the sea. Did Christopher Columbus Imagine the mermaids because he was interested in fantasies or did he actual see it. On one hand I do believe that we understand and see things not as they are but as we are, on the other hand disagree with this statement. The way we view things reflects on our personality and each of our personality is different and some people also have similar personality....   [tags: Perception] 1175 words
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Gestalt Psychology and Perception - Gestalt psychology was founded by German thinkers Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kohler and Kurt Koffka. They mainly focused on how people interpret the world around them. The Gestalt perspective formed partially as a response to the structuralism of Wilhelm Wundt, who focused on breaking down mental events and experiences to the smallest elements. Structuralists had failed in explaining the concept of ‘apparent motion’ and ‘illusory contours’. Gestalt psychologists further recognized that structuralism could not explain many perceptual phenomena....   [tags: Laws, Perception] 1867 words
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The Effects of Negative Weight Perception - ... Schafer and Ferraro had three hypotheses. The first being that it is more likely a person will identify themselves as being overweight as a result of perceived weight discrimination (Schafer & Ferraro, 2011, p. 81). The second hypothesis is that body weight worsens the likelihood of perceived weight discrimination increasing health problems (Schafer & Ferraro, 2011, p. 80). The final hypothesis is that “weight perceptions mediate the exacerbating effect of perceived discrimination on health” (Schafer & Ferraro, 2011, p....   [tags: perception, health, self-esteem]
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Visual Perception and Visual Imagery - If visual imagery and visual perception shared many of the same processes, then much of what is known to date about perception may be used and adapted to be able to understand the more internal and ambiguous process of visual imagery. The question is how much of mental imagery is actually a part of visual perception. The concept of a ‘unitary mechanism’ has been recurrently mentioned in the text, although little has been said about what it means and implies. This is a term coined by Stephen Kosslyn (2005), he provided a model of visual imagery in which a single visual buffer is used “bottom-up” to display visual percepts and “top-down” to display internally generated images....   [tags: Perception, Imagery, Spatial Imagery]
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The Evolution of Color Perception and Gender Differences - Introduction The world around us is filled with colors--brilliant blues, pretty pinks, and ravishing reds--except it is not. The sun causes every last color seen by the human eye by the absorption of all the colors of the rainbow onto colorless particles except the one color that is seen (Van & Khouw, n.d.). Unfortunately, there is no uniformity within the world of color. One man’s red is another woman’s orange but why. Numerous factors affect the perception of color but are innate difference in genders one of those aspects....   [tags: color types, factors, perception] 2206 words
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Users's Perception Towards Reference Chat in UniMap Library - Convenient in use is actually means the location distance for accessing, involving the speed of time and space which suitable as the findings were confirmed by Pomerantz and Luo (2006) from the interviews with chat reference users, where approximately half of them chose to use that service because of the convenient condition. Besides, Emmanuel (2004) also stated that chat reference can be conducted from any location and can provide reference services to those who is not a physical access to the library....   [tags: convenience, perception, reference]
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How does Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Perception Impact an Individual's Success - Intrapersonal and interpersonal perceptions impact an individual’s success at university and later in the workplace through an individual’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is an individual’s ability to notice and manage emotional cues and information, compromising of self-awareness, self-management, self-motivation, empathy and social skills. This is where intrapersonal perceptions impact an individual’s success particularly through an individual’s self-awareness and motivation, allowing the individual to understand what he or she is capable off doing and ability to make decisions will ultimately contribute to his or her success....   [tags: emotional intelligence, self awareness,perception]
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Why is Hubel and Wiesel's Description of the Classical Receptive Field Inadequate for an Understanding of Visual Perception? - Hubel and Wiesel’s research surrounding area V1 of the primary visual cortex provided one of the first descriptions of the receptive fields in mammals. By flashing various lines along the receptive field, Hubel and Wiesel were able to classify cortical neurons into two distinct groups; simple and complex (Hubel & Wiesel, 1963). The use of manually mapping the receptive fields with simple dots, lines and edges meant that they not only discovered orientation tuning in single neurons, but also described the columnar organisation of ocular dominance and orientation preferences in the cerebral cortex (Ringach, 2004)....   [tags: Neurology, Visual Perception]
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The Processes of Visual Perception and Visual Sensation - The Processes of Visual Perception and Visual Sensation Visual perception and visual sensation are both interactive processes, although there is a significant difference between the two processes. Sensation is defined as the stimulation of sense organs Visual sensation is a physiological process which means that it is the same for everyone. We absorb energy such as electro magnetic energy (light) or sound waves by sensory organs such as eyes. This energy is then transduced into electro chemical energy by the cones and rods (receptor cells) in the retina....   [tags: Vision Perception Sensory Organs Essays] 1240 words
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The Perception of the Perception - The Perception of the Perception The subjective nature of perception is an inborn characteristic humanity. However, humans found the ability to still classify knowledge under two categories, objective and subjective. Knowledge in the subjective sense, or subjective knowledge for short, is the individual knowledge that each person gains through personal experiences. Artists often try to portray a scene that has an emotional and psychological effect on the viewer, by drawing on their own experiences and thoughts....   [tags: Papers] 950 words
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Our Ears and Eyes Deceive Us - We have eyes to see with, ears to hear with, why then do we err. We have been blessed with five senses that we are expected to survive with. But as technologies improve and our knowledge is broadened, the more we realize that our senses are not as glorious as previously thought. Indeed, man has been blessed with eyes and ears, yet he still errs. What he sees before him, is it correct. What he hears and what he is told, is it inaccurate. Our perception of our world has been shaped by centuries worth of studies, and recently with the help of technology....   [tags: Perception] 1100 words
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Process of Making Sensory Judgements - “When I see a tomato before me and on that basis judge that there is a tomato before me, the content of my belief outstrips my evidence for it”. Let us call this statement S. To decide whether S is true I will examine ambiguities in S, particularly in the word “see”. We will see that there are several different readings, some of which give different truth values to S, but that only one of them is interesting, and that in this case S is true. In order to decide whether S is true, we need to be clear about what is being asserted....   [tags: Perception] 1632 words
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The Perception of Fear - Fear is created by your perspective of a situation, object or topic. You fear something based on the way you perceive it, evaluating whether it as a threat to you or not. Once a fear is born it continues to shape your perspective intensifying the fear and guaranteeing that it will remain. When these perspectives become distorted the fear that drives them has the potential to take control over a person’s life. As the fear grows clear observation is limited and obsessive behavior can occur....   [tags: Psychology]
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Experiment of Perceptual Settings - Experiment of Perceptual Settings Experiment of Perceptual Settings The Webster dictionary determines perception to be knowledge by the senses and/or life that have an influence on people’s perception (Parker, 2010). The way people perceive things is based on their five senses. The sense of sight was the main sense used in the following experiment, as well as a person’s memory. Eyes tell people what they want to see and want to know. They tell you how to conceive a person and their behaviors as well as their reactions....   [tags: Perception]
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The Phenomenon of Perception - The Phenomenon of Perception It’s impossible to decipher how other people view your image. It’s a hypothesis, an educated guess. Projected images can sometimes be misunderstood, viewed as negative, self-serving transparencies. In my experience a large segment of the population attempts to portray a false image of someone they are not, but someone they would like to emulate. Without a solid relationship with someone, it can be difficult to decide if their image is real or delusional. I have been conscious of self image since my youth....   [tags: Reflection] 890 words
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The Perception of Change - You can miss obvious signs while driving because your mind was wandering, listening to the radio, talking on your cell phone, or even talking to the passenger in your car. Change blindness is the difficulty noticing large changes in your visual senses that are normally easy to be seen (Simon, 2005 ). A main factor in change blindness is attention which is needed to see change (Simon, 2005). The perception of a change occurs when the attention is on the object being changed (Rensink, 1997). Changes to items in a central location are easier to detect than objects elsewhere and the objects that are in the same physical distance (Simon, 2005)....   [tags: Transportation, Driving, Change Blindness] 568 words
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The Perception of Listening - The Perception of Listening Listen up. Are you really listening. What is Listening and why is it important. This paper will address the viewpoint of listening skills and its outcome. Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p....   [tags: Communication]
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The Perception of Listening - The Perception of Listening Listen up. Are you really listening. What is Listening and why is it important. This paper will address the viewpoint of listening skills and its outcome. Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p....   [tags: Communication]
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The Perception of Listening - The Perception of Listening Listen up. Are you really listening. What is listening and why is it important. This paper will address the viewpoint of listening skills and its outcome. Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p....   [tags: Communication]
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The Perception of Listening - The Perception of Listening Listen up. Are you really listening. What is listening and why is it important. This paper will address the viewpoint of listening skills and its outcome. Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p....   [tags: Communication]
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The Perception of Listening - The Perception of Listening Listen up. Are people really listening. What is listening and why is it important. This paper will address the viewpoint of listening skills and its outcome. Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p....   [tags: Communication]
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Is Perception Innate? - Whether infants were born with the ability to understand what they are seeing has been thoroughly researched by developmental psychologists. The ability of perception and whether infants learn through experience or whether it is an innate ability will be placed under scrutiny in this essay. The ideas of size and shape constancy, motion and binocular parallaxes in regards to depth perception are the main aspects that have been researched in order to determine a conclusion to this question at hand....   [tags: infants, development psychologists]
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Perception on Life - Viktor Frankl said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance, to choose one’s way.” I support this quote because if something doesn’t go the way you want it you could either look at the bright and spirited part of it, and make things better, or look at the dull and awful part of it, and make things worse. If it were me I would always try to look at the bright part of it, especially since you are the one who chooses your own perception and outlook on life....   [tags: Personal Experience Essay] 585 words
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The Perception Heritage - ... Mama also describes her as very shy with an indication of low-self-esteem by saying “She will stand hopelessly in corners homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs” (279). Mama does not dislike Maggie because for example she “reads to [her]” and is a daughter with whom she can sing songs to at church (279). However, Mama believes that Dee is more physically attractive than her by saying “Dee is lighter that Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure” (279). Mama focus more on the surface area to characterize her two daughters rather their own actions....   [tags: everyday use, Alice Walker, analysis]
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Perception of People in an Organization - ... But we should not ignore the problems regarding perception (i.e. faulty perception) which leads to problems in the organization; this can steer into stereotyping and can even lead on making in hazardous assumption. The most likely problem regarding perception would be affecting employee’s motivation. One’s social perception of other’s within the organization can affect his motivation to complete work effectively. If a manager perceives that there are lack of opportunities for growth, or there is lack of involvement and lack of opportunities to demonstrate any of his/her creativity than the managers motivation could be reduced affecting the work of his employees too....   [tags: human resource management] 547 words
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The Chrysalids: Perception is Molded by Environment - From the point of conception, a child’s feelings and thoughts are incredibly malleable. However, the question remains whether the environment changes our perception. This essay will delve into how perceptions are impacted by a North American lifestyle, and a lifestyle within the fictional world of The Chrysalids. Although a person has the ability to forge his or her own destiny, the environment plays a large part in shaping our perceptions everyday. Many throughout the world consider North America to offer the greatest quality of life....   [tags: John Wyndham, The Chrysalids] 926 words
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Concept Analysis on Self Perception - This is a concept analysis on self-perception. Self-perception is non-discriminatory in that it crosses all socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The effects of self-perception can be and usually are life altering. Self-perception can tear at the fabric of the victim's self-confidence, self-worth and trust in their perceptions when relating to life events, eventually causing a chasm or warped view of the inner self. The reason for examining self-perception relates to how it affects the healing process and the relationships with those providing care....   [tags: Psychology]
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Conceptualization and the Perception of Corruption - ... An example of corruption performed by candidates is providing false information and other negative advertisements distributed in newspapers or journals. Candidates have also managed to steal votes from their competitor by methods like changing names and passports. In other words, political corruption is conceptually the dirty tricks and manipulation of candidates and officials of the government. Having political corruption affects the trust the citizens have on the candidates and officials. Furthermore, the trust given to the elites are also being undermined because of political corruption....   [tags: election, economy, politics] 833 words
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Research on Customer Perception of Companies - ... The result indicates that the service quality is an important factor of customer satisfaction. So, the managers & decision makers in commercial banks must understand these things & make efforts to improve service quality that make an important attribute to customer’s satisfaction. Krishna Naik & Ganta conducted a research on “Service Quality and its Effect on Customer Satisfaction in Retailing”. The study was directed towards measuring the influence of SERVQUAL model in retailing. The major outcome measure was customer satisfaction....   [tags: quality, service, employees] 1156 words
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The Study of Personality and Time Perception - There have been many studies in the past which have investigated the effect of personality on our mental abilities. For instance Hannon et al. (1995) conducted research into the effect of extraversion and introversion on long term and short term forthcoming memory. Results show extroverts came up with less errors in comparison to introverts in regards to short and long term memory. In this present study we aim to investigate the effects of extraversion and introversion on time perception. With the directional hypothesis suggesting there will be a negative correlation between extraversion and time perception, it is later noted that this isn't the case, resulting in the hypothesis being reject...   [tags: Psychology]
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False Perception of Equality in Society - In Kurt Vonnegut’s story, “Harrison Bergeron,” everyone is made equal by the United States Handicapper Genera1 while the country is under totalitarian control. Handicaps are forced upon the people by the Handicapper General to create an all-equal society. The character George Bergeron is forced to stay equal by the government’s laws of equality while his wife, Hazel Bergeron, is of only average intelligence, and consequently not given a handicap. Their son, however, has broken the laws of equality and is fugitive of the United States Handicapper General....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Vonnegut, Bergeron] 1249 words
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The Effects of Negative Weight Perception - How people perceive their weight can have both positive and negative effects. Unfortunately it is more common to have negative effects. Maria Miller (2014) explains in her article, “Rock More Confidence: Sexy is a state of mind. Allow us to explain.,” that having a low self-image is exceedingly damaging to oneself. It not only leads to weight gain but can also cause health problems. Others perceptions can also have a negative effect on an individual’s well being. Perception can have a profound impact on a person’s overall state of being....   [tags: weight discrimination, low self-esteem]
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Perception of Body Ormanatation in Culture - Body art and ornamentation is something that has been with us for centuries. All cultures in the world relate to some form body art and ornamentation. Body art and ornamentation is basically visual and as such for one to understand the message being communicated it is imperative that one understands symbolic representations of the culture in question. Previous studies on the topic body art and ornamentation have shown both differences and similarities in regard to meaning, perception as well as differences on the part of the body found....   [tags: tattoos, body art, ornamentation, piercings]
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Perception of Women in the Media - Language is a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbols which are used by the people of a particular country or region for talking or writing. It is considered as an art because when used it able to help a person develop or create a certain picture in the mind. Language being an artifact of culture means that it is an interesting thing that is created by the people. It is an aspect of their way of life of the people. It also helps in development of the people as writers and intellects....   [tags: language, gender, equality]
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Media and the Public Perception of Crime - ... Warr believes the cultivation theory coined by Gerbner is something very realistic that may be occurring right before our eyes (2013). Because people are, in a sense, obsessed with the concept of television in the United States; they are subjecting themselves to the subconscious distortion of reality each and every day. The more the public engages in the world of television via news outlets, TV series, and movies; the more likely they are to adapt similar positions and perceptions as those being portrayed on the particular outlets they watch (Gerbner, 2002)....   [tags: violent, crime, gap, decline, factors, media] 3320 words
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A Child's Perception of Death and Grief - Death and dying is a natural and unavoidable process that all living creatures will experience at some point in life, whether it is one’s own person death or the death of a close friend or family member. Along with the experience of death comes the process of grieving which is the dealing and coping with the loss of the loved one. Any living thing can grieve and relate to a loss, even children (Shortle, Young, & Williams, 1993). “Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement” (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2006, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Perception of Death in the Play “Everyman" - In the play “everyman” death is depicted as something that is terribly feared as no one seemed ready for it, death is perceived as something that takes one away from the pleasures of this world. Everyman is a classic play written in the 15th century whose subject is the struggle of the soul. This is a morality play and a good example of transition play linking liturgical drama and the secular drama that came at the end of English medieval period. In the play, death is perceived as tragic and is intensely feared....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Perception of Korean Women Bodies - ... In addition, the ideal body size of the Korean sample fell in the range that the U.S. National Institute of Health classifies as underweight. The authors found that “the highest levels of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in the Korean sample indicated that predictions derived from feminist theory were a better fit to the data than predictions derived from sociocultural theory.” The aforementioned research articles are valuable contributions in the subject, however, a serious methodological flaw can be identified as an exclusive focus on the overall body size (i.e....   [tags: thin, shape, attractiveness, limitations] 1986 words
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The Perception of Love in Romantic Films - ... The experiment is an example of the direct effects romantic films can have even after watching them just one time. This can lead to "encouraging bad dating habits like nitpicking good compatible candidates for serious relationships" says Holmes. Another important issue to touch upon, is the men and women cast in these films. These people are beautiful, fit and without imperfections. I don't know about you, but my hair doesn't flow in the wind every time I turn around. Romantic films instill the idea that only the beautiful, young and thin people of the world achieve a happy ending....   [tags: romantic comedies, movie genre, films]
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Human Perception of Domestic Robots - In this section, we will explore the results of some previous studies to identify the factors that affect the human perception of domestic robots, in general. By human perception, I mean what people think of appearance of domestic robots – machinelike or humanlike, the preferences and expectations of people from the domestic robots in terms of physical embodiment and capabilities. Researchers had found that human perception of domestic robots was greatly influenced by the science fiction movies and previous experiences [2, 4]....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Consumer Perception of Organic Food - Consumers’ perception and behaviour towards organic food 1. Introduction Perception is the foundation on which a consumer base their actions and reactions (Shiffman and Kanuk, 2010:172), the consumers’ perceptions are more important than their knowledge when motives and stimuli’s are aroused by marketers. Consumer behaviour can be defined as the way an individual search, purchase, use, evaluate and dispose services and products to satisfy a need (Shiffman & Kanuk, 2010:23). Perception is the way an individual selects, organises, and interprets stimuli in order to form a meaningful perception of their surroundings (Shiffman & Kanuk, 2010:175)....   [tags: products, health, earth] 2692 words
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Audience's Perception of a Character's Personality - ... He looks down at the table and stares off into space for an extended period of time. In addition, he disregards the things that are going on around him (46:00). Since Bogart looks like a typical person who is sad, the audience is able to relate with his emotion and understand what his character is going through in that scene. In films, there are different types of characters. The main characters are typically three-dimensional. They are fully fleshed out and identifiable by the audience. Meanwhile, minor characters tend to be two-dimensional....   [tags: movie making] 1090 words
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The Perception of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - ... With this mentality, Roosevelt was able to learn exponentially from both his successes and failures to further himself within his career and transitively the country. Roosevelt’s mentality also permitted him to avoid becoming worn down as quickly as most Presidents do. If someone views events positively, the body will be less stressed, leading the body to become worn down less quickly. This is what enabled Roosevelt to be President for twelve years. Collectively, as Roosevelt made it a habit to view the events of the world in a positive manner, such as demonstrated in The New Chauffer, he allowed himself to alter his physiology, which allowed him to push forward and achieve success for a...   [tags: biographical analysis] 2703 words
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Individual Differences in Visual Perception - Group studies rest on the assumption that cognitive processes are homogenous, any variability is not considered important but rather a nuisance and so data is averaged across the subjects in order to reduce this “noise” or the influence of measurement error. Different stimuli, conditions and populations are used in order to understand better how object and spatial properties are processed in visual perception and imagery. The following examples help to highlight the ways in which “average” behaviour has contributed to the study of visual mental imagery....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Human Perception of Domestic Robots - Robots are now used in domestic environments to perform a range of useful tasks or functions. Thus, it is required that they must carry out these tasks or functions in a manner that is socially acceptable, comfortable and effective for people it shares the environment with and interacts with. In order to have an effective human-robot interaction, physical embodiment and behavior of domestic robots played a significant role. Previous studies have proved that the physical appearance of domestic robots had an impact on the expectations of people from the domestic robots....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence]
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The Phenomenon of Speech Perception - ... In normal speech where phonetic information can be missing or distorted, context is particularly important in distinguishing what words were heard. However, the use of knowledge-driven processes has its limitations. For example, these processes fail expectantly in circumstances where the segmentation of words falls outside of present knowledge or when the segmentation of words is completely ambiguous. In these circumstances, acoustic cues aid in the segmentation and recognition of words. Acoustic Speech Signals Numerous acoustic speech signals are known to affect how words are segmented, but two of the most noted are timing and prosody, the pitch and rhythm of speech....   [tags: language, phonotactics, segmentation] 1098 words
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Human Perception of Other Species - ... They have become endangered due to the increase in exotic plantations such as eucalyptus, tea, teak, cinchona, coffee plantations in the western ghats . These primates avoid human interventions and are adapted to natural thick rainforests making their survival more difficult. Until the British era, resources were procured and maintained by the local people in that region, mainly tribals’ who considered them as an integral part of their lives and used them in a sustainable manner. Hence, there was a balance maintained in the ecosystem....   [tags: changes in ecosystem imbalance] 1930 words
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Speed Perception and the Brain - The cortical pathway responsible for motion processing is relatively well defined (see e.g. Britten, 2003 for review). However, an understanding of the precise mechanisms involved in encoding the speed of a moving image has proven evasive. A variety of models have been proposed, including labelled line, ratio and Bayesian models (e.g. Priebe & Lisberger, 2004; Smith & Edgar, 1994; Thompson, Brooks, & Hammett, 2006; Hammett, Champion, Thompson, & Morland, 2007; Stocker & Simoncelli, 2006; Langley & Anderson, 2007) but there is still no clear, agreed picture of exactly where in the pathway speed-tuning arises, nor how it is achieved....   [tags: neurology] 1010 words
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Changing The Perception Of Tattoos - Why do people perceive tattoos as being dangerous, dirty, and generally belonging to a class of “undesirables?” It could be because people cannot live in a world without narration and stories. Since the dawn of mankind stories have been developed both through natural happenings and casual relations, as well as constructed through characters, themes, language and the meaning of words. The story of tattoos as well as countless others are narratives that have been developed and passed down through the generations without much revision....   [tags: Media Bias and Tattoos]
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Analysis of a Flawed Perception - Through the experiences of the narcissistic Connie in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Joyce Oates conveys an eye-opening lesson about perception. The lesson depicts that an individual’s judgment can be blinded by ignorance or vanity; hence, the significance of a clear and correct perception is crucial to understanding the truths of reality. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Benn?,” Connie, a fifteen year old girl, struggles to distinguish and separate truths from her own illusions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Oates] 916 words
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Shaping Perception through a Photograph - Against a bleak backdrop, U.S troops stand thrusting an American flag into the grey skies. The shards of wreckage at their feet speak of the arduous journey these soldiers had taken to reach the summit of the mountain. Despite the grim setting on the ground, the American flag waves on in a perfect manner swaying along with the wind gusts. As a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945, this image of U.S troops raising a flag in Iwo Jima during World War II served as a symbol of hope and victory for the American public during the gruesome end to war....   [tags: Susan Sontag's essay]
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A New Perception of Eliza - ... In order to make it happen, she is willing to seek help and do whatever it takes; including changing the way she looks and the way she talks to be like any well-mannered British woman. “No: I don't want no gold and no diamonds. I'm a good girl, I am. [She sits down again, with an attempt at dignity]. (2.145)”. Unlike the other girls, Eliza wants no money, fancy dresses or dashing jewelry. She insists to maintain her pride and her plans to work in a flower shop. She declares her capability of being independent and her determination throughout the six months she’s spent with Higgins; and Eliza knows exactly the path she is choosing for herself....   [tags: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw]
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Risk Perception and Communication - A generation ago there was overwhelming support for inoculating against Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD). In the mid-20th Century VPD’s, such as measles and polio, had annual mortality rates in the tens of thousands (Gussman, 2009; Larson, Brocard Paterson & Erondu, 2012). Yet, today differing perceptions of the risks of immunisations has led to an increased number of individuals opting out of scheduled vaccinations. This assignment will investigate the different risk perceptions that are associated with childhood immunisation through the use of risk perception literature....   [tags: childhood inmunization, vaccination]
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Understanding Perception and Reception - Perception and reception is a branch of a psychoanalytic theory. With perception and reception in art the focus shifted from the artist to the viewer. Also brought into attention is that the idea of reception in art history is not entirely new and that this concept, which is based on the viewer, was the norm during the 15th century in which art was seen from the viewer point of viewer not the artist. In the early 20th we had the reception align with psychoanalytic theory. Rudolph Arnheim was an author and art historian was trained as a psychologist who primary focus was on the sensory perception....   [tags: art and psychoanalytic theory] 827 words
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Individual Perception of Crime - . There are a variety of variables that will affect the way a person views crime. The most common factors are race and ethnicity, religion, social class, education, and ethics. These variables are the most common way to differentiate the belief structures our society possess . Our belief systems are not innate, they are set in place; it is a learned ideal. In essence, a person’s perception of crime is based on their upbringing and background. Race and ethnicity play a major role in the way crime is perceived....   [tags: religion, social class, education] 1362 words
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Perception in Other's Eyes - ... During his state of ‘shock’, Gregor reflects on the difficulties of being a traveling salesman and how he is unable to create relationships and bonds between peers. In this moment, Gregor is not phased by the changes of his body and attempts to roll himself out of his bed but his new convex-shaped back restricts him from doing so. With all that is going on, people would think that he would go into the direction of complete insanity but instead Gregor just focuses on providing for his family....   [tags: Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis] 784 words
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Aristotle's Perception of Society - Aristotle believes that money is a form of justice, and not an end in itself. This has been a controversial perception amongst people for many years; some tend to agree while others have a different belief. From my point of view, Aristotle’s belief was not arbitrary. I support this belief because unfortunately our society is continuously being corrupted by many people who possess the money, wealth, and influence in our current days, are using their means to promote injustice. It is also true among modern thinkers that money might also be the only way to justice....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Unleashing My Critical Perception - History has never appealed to me because it has always been about "his-story." For the first time in twelve years of my academic career, attending public school, my classes have alway been subjective. I was not inclined nor interested in learning about the fall of the Roman Empire, Crusaders or Revolutionary wars. I did not feel a cultural connection or found a common ground. The information I was learning did not apply to my personal life or change my perception of the world. It was not until this semester that I discovered a history subject I found a genuine connection with....   [tags: from public to private school]
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Descartes Perception about God - ... Characteristics of humanity's perpetual quest for the idea of God's existence, the journey of accepting has come to represent countless things to numerous people, ultimately interpreting any universal explanation is virtually impossible. The problem with such accepted meaning is trying to successfully classify a single yet widespread meaning to its idea; however, this cannot be accomplished as long as any two individuals defend different interpretations. "I shall now close my eyes, I shall stop my ears, I shall call away all my senses, I shall efface even from my thoughts all the images of corporeal things, or at least I shall esteem them as vain and false; and thus holding converse only...   [tags: philospher, life, world, exist] 993 words
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Aesthetic Perception of Music - ... Timbre describes the sound quality. It differentiates between different instruments and voices. A particular sound may be described as dark or even bright. The pattern of Sound placement is called a rhythm. The meter shapes up the rhythm. It has various elements like the beat and the tempo. The beat is the rhythmic music stress. It occurs in a regular way. Tempo refers to the music speed. The tempo is relevant throughout the composition. Sounds in music can either be high or low. This is called pitch....   [tags: letter to a friend] 609 words
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Subliminal Perception - Subliminal Perception Subliminal Perception is a signal or message embedded in another object, designed to pass below the normal limits of perception. These messages are indiscernible by the conscious mind, but allegedly affect the subconscious or deeper mind. Subliminal techniques have occasionally been used in advertising, but the purpose, effectiveness and frequency of such techniques is debated. It is proven though that stimulation below the level of a person’s conscious awareness can be shown to have on some aspects of behavior....   [tags: Advertising] 1384 words
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The Uncertainty Of Perception - The Uncertainty of Perception "Seeing conditions what we believe…believing conditions what we see." This observation is the core of society and the substratum of human behavior. Psychological studies have reinforced and proven theories involving the conditioning of humans. However, failure lies in the attempt to assign the causes to a single concept. Among the vast influences for human behavior is our tendency to see what our beliefs would have us to, and hence, believe only what we happen to see....   [tags: essays research papers] 1085 words
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Self Perception - When we look at the sky the first thing we wish to see are the stars, those amazing shinning objects everyone talks about, but not all see. Self-concept and perception work the same way. Through interpersonal communication we relate, communicate and evolve with other people physically and emotionally and it’s affected by one’s self-concept, perception and emotion. Self-concept is a term used to refer to how someone thinks about or perceives themselves. How we think about and evaluate ourselves and how aware we are of ourselves as a concept to be....   [tags: psychology, interpersonal communication]
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The Deception of Perception - What we experience directly is a virtual- reality rendering, conveniently generated for us by our unconscious minds from sensory data plus complex inborn and acquired theories (i.e. programs) about how to interpret them. Deutsch, 1998, pp120 How can we be sure that our perceptions of reality are consistent with the reality in which we exist. Is there a way to validate these perceptions. Could it be possible that we are undermined in our search for truth, if we do not accept that it will exist in a reality outside that which we perceive directly....   [tags: Philosophy] 896 words
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Black Perception - Black Perception Over the course of the past four months I have been introduced to some core areas of African American Studies. I will be focusing on the history, sociology, politics, and religion of my topic. The most broad but well used and understood topic in the world is media. The world is based on the aspects of what we watch, see, read, and hear. Other than attending school, the media is the one of the other things that help us understand life. Everyone perceives different things that they see and hear....   [tags: african americans, media, race]
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Human Perception - Richard Dawkins, famous British ethologist, biologist, and author, stated, "after sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet...to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it” (thinkexist.com). Dawkins points out that for a moment in Earth's history humans were given a chance to live in a world, which other species had the ability previously. Yet, humans have the innate ability to consciously create meanings about the world....   [tags: Selection, Activators, Information] 1188 words
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The Perception of Pain - The Perception of Pain At some point in life, all people experience pain. The presence of pain can prevent further damage to an injured area or even prevent an injury from occurring, but pain that continues, after treatment or even after healing, can be debilitating (Loeser and Melzack, 1999). Stephani Curtis (1997) presents a case study of a 32-year-old woman, Mrs. J, who injured her lower back when she fell off a horse. As a result of this accident, Mrs. J experienced a ruptured lumbar disc....   [tags: Senses Medical Essays]
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Gender Perception - From the moment we are born we undergo an intense process of gender socialization largely perpetuated by our parents and enforced by society. The gender system organizes our culture in such a way that men and women are expected to maintain certain physical attributes to portray society’s view of femininity and masculinity. Women are expected to irradiate delicateness and refinement by emphasizing important features such as their eyes, lips, eyebrows and cheeks. Men, on the other hand, tend to point out their masculinity through overt behaviors rather than facial trait accentuation....   [tags: Gender Roles, Society, Culture] 796 words
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Human Social Perception - Background Survey Human social perception is a subject that has received a significant level of attention and whose occurrence continues to interest scientists and psychologists. How we perceive others is dependent on a significant number of factors; which are classified as internal and external. This was established through a study by Dewaele and Furnham (2010) which sought to study the personality and speech production among learners who are studying second language. The article had strengths in that it established the effect of voice on perception....   [tags: Psychology, Stereotyping] 2453 words
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Perception Determines Reality - Perception Determines Reality A person who has a strong awareness in knowing at him or her might affect the way others perceive in one self. Embracing the intelligence of our own and appreciating other’s perceptions gives us a better insight of our personal experience to become a better person. In “The Eyes of the Skin,” Pallasmaa argues that individuals rely too greatly on their eyesight, result in an adjustment of our perception to build structure such as architectures: consequently, modifies the reality in a depended way solely on vision....   [tags: Pallasmaa, Eyes of the Skin, Sacks, Mind's Eye] 1595 words
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Perception as a Defining Factor in Our Lives - ... In the piece it is stated that you can find a lot things in dumpsters. Many things are carelessly discarded while they are still good and useful. Food, clothing, electronics, etc. are some of the things that can be found in dumpsters. These dumpsters act as a window into the lives of many. By understanding what they throw away a intelligent “scavenger” can piece together what is happening in peoples lives. In his essay Eighner addresses this issue with this anecdote, “I once found a small paper bag containing some unused condoms, several partial tubes of flavored sexual lubricant, a partially used compact of birth control pills, and the torn pieces of a picture of a young man....   [tags: Thoreau's Walden, Eighner's On Dumpster Diving] 780 words
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Analysis of Marris´ Risk Perception Research - INTRODUCTION According to Sjoberg et al. (2004) “Risk perception is the subjective assessment of the probability of a specified type of accident happening and how concerned we are with the consequences”. Risk perception has become an important subject of discussion in the world of risk management as it aids risk its decision making process. This report seeks to give an in-depth analysis of the article written by Marris et al. (1998) on risk perception research and inquire the substantiality of the authors’ conclusions....   [tags: risk management, decision making, SJT]
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Perception of the Unknown Should Be Sympathetically Good - Everyone has a different perception than another, such a different perception that should be taken into account by other people. Whether people are blind or crazy, some people of this world are impaired so their lives are limited. The unknown can be very mind-boggling to these impaired people. Though at the same time there is a strong possibility that there are also even more unknown things to unimpaired people. Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and “Seeing” by Annie Dillard suggest that knowledge and reality are both a matter of perception based on experiences; and as such, great care should be taken by anyone who attempts to redefine the perceptions of another....   [tags: The Allegory of the Cave, Seeing]
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Reputation Through Perception - In Othello, maintaining a positive reputation is of great importance to many characters. Othello out of all of them is extremely obsessed with this since he has always had to work harder at being respected because of the color of his skin. When Desdemona’s faithfulness is called into question by Iago, Othello wants hard evidence of this accusation. In the end, all Othello really goes on are the altering perceptions of reality planted by Iago. These perceptions of situations, events, items, and people, lead Othello to break with reality....   [tags: Character Analysis, Desdemona, Lago] 2019 words
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Perception of McDonald’s - Perception of McDonald’s McDonald’s has expanded globally into 31,000 worldwide outlets and employed more than 1.5 million people in more than 119 countries (Kulkarni, Lassar, Sridhar & Venkitachalam, 2009). Nevertheless, McDonald’s always faces negative perception and commonly related in serving unhealthy and junk foods amongst its customers around the world (Currie, Dellavigna, Moretti, & Pathania, 2009). It is not only the negative perception of public, but McDonald’s have been attacked and accused of selling unhealthy food in several countries, including the US, China, Belgium, Holland, India, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Wilson, 2009)....   [tags: Business, Unhealthy Food] 955 words
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Perception, Motivation and Behavior Within Organizations - How Perception Influences Motivation and Behavior within Organizations There are a lot of factors that affect a person’s behavior or that will influence their motivation. As leaders it is important to try and understand these underlining factors to be able to improve decision making and outcomes for the organization. One area that can have a big impact on behavior and motivation is perception. Perception is described by Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, & Konopaske (2009) as the individual’s need to organize information from their environment in a way that makes sense to them....   [tags: Equity Theory, Ethical Problems] 1308 words
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The Perception of Pain in Conjunction to the Mind and Body - The Perception of Pain in Conjunction to the Mind and Body The Perception of Pain in Conjunction to the Mind and Body Pain is something that connects all of us. From birth to death we can identify with each other the idea and arguably the perception of it. We all know we experience it, but what is more important is how we all perceive it. It is known that there are people out there with a ‘high’ pain tolerance and there are also ones out there with a ‘low’ pain tolerance, but what is different between them....   [tags: Psychology]
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Factors that Contribute to the Perception of Exploitability in a Relationship - Courtship was once viewed as a significant phase in a person’s life in which individuals participated in activities such as long walks in the park while under the supervision of adults and the community (Lloyd, 1991). Although men would only act on courting behaviors when they proved to have the means to provide for a future family, the activities did not involve an excessive amount of money spending like it does today. While sexual exploitation has been used by many throughout the years, individuals are becoming more aware of the tactics and cues used by one another....   [tags: sexual exploitation, courtship]
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Differences in perception of class through the media - Differences in perception of class through the media Do the media promote a class divided within the society in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this study is to delve into the media’s influence on perception of class. One cannot open a newspaper or tune into the TV without being exposed to stories of class culture stereotypes. From the bankers scandals to the corrupt politicians to the ASBO (anti-social behaviour order) ridden council estates, it would seem apparent that the media have a certain control over public perception of society....   [tags: UK, stereotypes, class research]
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African American Perception - The perception of racism towards African Americans in the United States is shown through both current American novels and films. Nearly every novel and film made today portrays a sense of racism towards African Americans and continually has the African American gangster and the white man hero. Unfortunately, many African Americans are categorized compared to whites as less qualified, educated and trustworthy. More specifically, the novel Southland acknowledged a different racial perception of jobs towards whites and people of color in relation to being a police officer....   [tags: Race]
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