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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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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 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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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 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 - It is commonly known that corruption exists in many different countries. Each country has different levels and forms of corruption. The article conceptualizes corruption into two major categories as well as explaining the importance of the perception of corruption. The two major categories of corruption as stated in the article are everyday corruption which includes bribery to officials and business corruption which include state, business, and administrative corruption. The article mainly focuses on the perception of corruption because it is believed, measuring perception of corruption is another way to measure the actual corruption at the regional level as well as federal level....   [tags: election, economy, politics] 833 words
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Research on Customer Perception of Companies - Manish Madan (2012) in his research “Comparison of customer’s perception with regard to Service Quality in Public & Private Insurance Companies using SERQUAL Model”. The objective of the research was to find out customers perception & expectations of service quality in public & private insurance companies & comparison of customers perception in public & private insurance regarding the service quality. The questionnaire consists of the 22 statements, which are grouped into 5 parameters- tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, & empathy....   [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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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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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 - Films are a visual representation of the words in a screenplay. The director and actors of a film collaborate together to properly embody the characters the screenwriter had in mind when writing the script. The way a character is presented in the film influences the audience’s perception of the character. In the films Fargo and Casablanca, actors utilize various acting tools and character elements to influence the audience’s perception throughout the film. There are various forms of acting an actor can choose to use in a given scene....   [tags: movie making] 1090 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 - Introduction A major issue in the study of spoken language is how humans are able to successfully perceive speech in spite of its variability. For instance, speakers can differ in speech rate, dialect, and even in the rate of the syllables within the words of speech (Newman & Sawusch, 1996). Words in speech often become distorted as with coarticulation, a phenomenon in which speakers overlap words in normal continuous speech (Dilley & Pitt, 2010). In some cases, the overlapping of adjacent words can be so severe that words appear to vanish (e.g....   [tags: language, phonotactics, segmentation] 1098 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 - The foreign eyes which control our individual mind. The people today are illuded with how their society perceives them. The way others perceive us has become equivalent to how we perceive ourselves. This is one of the main themes in Franz Kafka's novel, The Metamorphosis. The protagonist, Gregor is not disturbed with his morphed abnormal physical and tries to continue along his day as a traveling salesman but is restricted due to his cockroach shaped-like body. The absurdity of the novel also adds a sense of slapstick humour along the way to total chaos that ....   [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 - From Descartes' perception, nature is a depiction of God; therefore, God must fundamentally exist, to the extent that as he, too, is an outcome of His own creation. Descartes was one of many thinkers who fully braced this argument in support of God's actuality, challenging that the external world is the dominant force behind the existence of all persons. Descartes' claims, as depicted inside the scholarly borders of Meditations on First Philosophy, were created not in astrophysical or ontological quarrels but rather in teleological debate, to the extent that the philosopher thought that there has to be an all-powerful entity accountable for all the drive and command that is found within phys...   [tags: philospher, life, world, exist] 993 words
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Aesthetic Perception of Music - Aesthetic Perception Dear friend, how are you. The reason for writing this letter is to give you an insight of what music really is. For the past few months, I have learnt a lot and as a result I have come to love music so much. It is my sincere hope that, after reading through this letter, you will consider taking a chance in music. Dear friend, this is a decision that you will never regret. Let me share with you what I have learnt so far. What makes music distinct is the quality that differentiates it from other types of art....   [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 - Perception is a defining factor in all of our lives. Perception affects the way every action, choice, and decision we make is perceived. Though societal influences perception can be shaped based upon bias. The world is filled with it religious, political, sexual, and gender bias just to name a few. It is because of these biases that peoples perception is narrowed and what is deemed as “civilized” or the “right” thing to do may not always be one hundred percent true. In the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau we see a man who has looked past social norms and blazed his own path towards individual enlightenment....   [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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Perception Changes in Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - ... Even though he disliked his job as a salesman, he readily accepts his new role as the money-earner in the family without hesitation. Similarly, as he wakes up to see himself in his new body, he quickly accepts that he has become a bug and tries to go about his life as best he can in his new condition. He still perceived himself as the main man of the family and ignores the fact that he has turned into a bug, believing that he is able work in these unnatural conditions. Gregor desperately attempts to get off his bed as he was late for his train , however due to his transformation, he remained stuck on his back....   [tags: protagonist, bug, form, family] 847 words
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Language's Influence on our Perception of the World - Although there is no official language in the United States, the English language is the most widely spoken. Language helps to shape our identities, define and limit our expectations of the world around us and who we are. You might ask yourself, how does our language shape our identities and influence our perceptions of the world. Through language, we are able to make meaning, understand, and define ourselves. We are able to communicate what we feel, our ideas, our hopes, and our dreams with others who can respond to our feelings and thoughts....   [tags: communication, being bilingual]
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Female Sex Offenders: Perception is Not Reality - Perception is not reality. The common assumption that the court system often treats female sex offenders differently than male sex offenders, the punishments of female sex offenders are more lenient than men who commit the same types of crimes, and the differences between male and female victims are all perception and not reality. Objective considerations to additional factors make the perceptions baseless. These additional factors solidify the factual differences between male and female sex offenders....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Language's Influence on our Perception of The World - Although there is no official language in the United States, the English language is the most widely spoken. Language helps to shape our identities, define and limit our expectations of the world around us and who we are. You might ask yourself, how does our language shape our identities and influence our perceptions of the world. Through language, we are able to make meaning, understand, and define ourselves. We are able to communicate what we feel with others. However, our choice of words cannot always capture what we are feeling to the full extent....   [tags: languages, bilingual, english] 1124 words
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Mass Media's Effect on the Perception of Contraception - Contraception has been a controversial subject for many years and has been in and out of the media’s focus for just as long. Media itself is biased therefore has such a strong impact on how we see many different things. There are so many different forms of media reaching a varying audience that it is impossible for the media to not influence our perception on things such as contraception. What effect has the media had in shaping public perception on contraception over the last half-century. We had mass media coverage during the 1980s when we had a huge AIDS epidemic, during this media coverage we heard two very different stands one telling us to use contraception be safe and get tested, whil...   [tags: birthcontrol pill, history]
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An Analysis of the Perception and Treatment of Death in Everyman - The author of the play Everyman views death from the Catholic point of view. The moral message to live each day with the goal of eternal life in Heaven in mind sets the tone of the play. Everyman illustrates that every man’s soul needs to be saved before death or he will not have eternal life with God. The author views death as the foundation of man’s spiritual journey with God in Heaven or as the initiation of the soul’s damnation. The author portrays death as God’s messenger. The play underscores a message that the treatment of death is similar for every man, as he is held accountable for his actions and deeds in life upon facing death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Perception of Age and Aging in the United States - According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word elderly means “rather old; being past middle age; characteristics of later life.” When an individual is categorized as being old, they feel insulted and may immediately become defensive, this is due to the fact that society has played a major role in the way we interpret the word “elderly”. Some individuals use the known phrase “You are as old as you feel”, as they are quite comfortable with themselves and nothing anyone says would sway the way they feel....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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