Selective perception and subjective perception

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Selective perception and subjective perception
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 10:00am

I thought the following quote, from an article in Time, explains with few words how "never the twain shall meet". (Rudyard Kipling)

Aren't we all guilty of this thinking or can we truly be objective?

>"Ray Aldag, a management professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Business, points to two cognitive tricks: selective perception and subjective perception. Selective perception is our bias toward ignoring information that is at odds with our worldview. Subjective perception explains our tendency to couple uncomfortable information with reaffirming facts in order to make ourselves feel better."<

http://www.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,2101025,00.html

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 7:23pm
30 years? Did you have a gov't or university job? You've been frequenting messageboards since 1981? I didn't realize that many people had internet access in 1981! Did you mistype?

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 9:41am
Yes.
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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 9:00am
"It has nothing to do with differing opinions...."

I agree the differing opinion is irrelevant it's the manner of posting. I find it helps to post as though one is talking face to face with another human. In addition if I suspect a poster is baiting me I refrain from giving them the satisfaction of a reply.

 


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 1:27pm
It has nothing to do with differing opinions and everything to do with adding personal insults to that opinion. That's when it crosses the line into violating TOS.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 1:19pm

No dear,

When a liberal calls Obama a Muslim, that's accepted as a joke. If a conservative calls Obama a Muslim (aside from being wrong) they get a notice of complaint.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 12:50pm

I think you're exactly right.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 12:35pm
Thanks. :)

 


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 11:11am
If I recall correctly
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 11:08am
@r3dx1 -- As I've posted before, it's not WHAT but HOW it is said. There have been "liberals", "independents", "libertarians", etc. who have also not only been warned but have also had their memberships revoked. Some longtime "libs" have lost their memberships while I've been CL (8 yrs).

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 10:47am
"an older term IIRC"

I'm not familiar with this acronym please explain.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/IIRC.html

 


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