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SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING PERCEPTION AND DECISION-MAKING

SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING PERCEPTION AND DECISION-MAKING
Elsewhere we examined several great tensions shaping the human condition: the role of nature versus nurture in shaping humans' social fates and the tensions between the needs of individuals' and the needs of their social systems. The relative importance of these tensions--and relative potency of one force versus the other--has produced great divides in social psychological theories. Another issue generating a major schism involves the workings of the human psyche, whether individuals' decision-makings are more-or-less rational (or, perhaps are determined by some universally uniform neural brain design) or whether they are shaped by uncontrollable sociocultural (external) or emotional (internal) forces. Here, the intent is to stress the socio-cultural component of consciousness and thought. The idea that "true" reality is never truly graspable by humans' sensory and cognitive equipment goes back at least to the works of Plato. Consider the social construction of sensory distinctions. Related:  Scienze sociali

The Local-global Flip, Or, "the Lanier Effect" Here's a sampling: ... "The Apple idea is that instead of the personal computer model where people own their own information, and everybody can be a creator as well as a consumer, we're moving towards this iPad, iPhone model where it's not as adequate for media creation as the real media creation tools, and even though you can become a seller over the network, you have to pass through Apple's gate to accept what you do, and your chances of doing well are very small, and it's not a person to person thing, it's a business through a hub, through Apple to others, and it doesn't create a middle class, it creates a new kind of upper class. ... Google has done something that might even be more destructive of the middle class, which is they've said, "Well, since Moore's law makes computation really cheap, let's just give away the computation, but keep the data." ... ... ... ... ... ...if you're adding to the network, do you expect anything back from it? Read on. Jaron Lanier's Edge Bio Page

Why You Should Be Geeked About Data Column by VerticalResponse CEO/Founder Janine Popick, Inc.com "Basement to Boardroom" April 23, 2012 We ran three marketing tests-with surprising results. Here's what our data revealed about the clicking habits of customers. For me, measurability is very important when it comes to marketing. To accomplish this, we do a ton of testing at my email marketing company, VerticalResponse. Here's a glimpse at three tests we've done with our own email marketing campaigns. "Download" Versus "Get" In this test we had an identical offer and message in the email, but we changed the text within the call-to-action (CTA) button. We originally assumed that the word "download" would receive fewer number of clicks, since it sounded more formal. Incentive or No Incentive? We put together a list of customers who had signed up for a free VerticalResponse trial but hadn't activated their account. Version A: Version B: Surprisingly, version B, with no offer or incentive, received 32 percent more opens and clicks.

Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?" Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?" Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?"

Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download

Streams of Consciousness - Top 10 List - Top Ten List - Top 10 Greatest LSD Quotes - Top 10 List - Drug Quotes - Jerry Garcia Quotes - Terence McKenna Quotes - Steven Wright Quotes - Jim Morrison Quotes - Ken Kesey Quotes - Tom Wolfe Quotes - Timothy Lear Top 10 Greatest LSD Quotes “Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you’ve been to some of those places, you think, ‘How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?’” —Quoted in Rolling Stone, November 30, 1989 "LSD burst over the dreary domain of the constipated bourgeoisie like the angelic herald of a new psychedelic millennium. "If God dropped acid, would He see people?" "Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. "In the beginning we were creating our music, ourselves, every night . . . starting with a few outlines, maybe a few words for a song. "I believe that with the advent of acid, we discovered a new way to think, and it has to do with piecing together new thoughts in your mind. “The Pranksters had what looked like about a million doses of the Angels’ favorite drug—beer—and LSD for all who wanted to try it. "'Turn on' meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. “That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary’s trip.

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EconomicDevelopment Editor's Intro A visionary leader in interpreting the workplace trends of tomorrow, Charles Grantham is co-founder of the Work Design Collaborative in Prescott, Ariz., where he develops emerging forms of work and commerce and manages an extensive applied research program focused on the emergence of the electronic workplace. Author of The Future of Work – The Promise of the New Digital Work Society (McGraw Hill, 2000), Grantham is recognized as an international expert on the design of information and organizational systems that support these new forms of work. With more than 25 years of experience in this field, he has appeared on national news broadcasts to discuss the social ramifications of new workplace trends. I first met “Charlie” three years ago when I interviewed him for an article, ”The Future of Work in Sedona, which focuses on how the work force is changing in response to new technologies. Catherine J. Managing Editor By Charlie Grantham, Jim Ware and Cory Williamson

List of unsolved problems in philosophy This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy. Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life?", "Where did we come from?", "What is reality?" Aesthetics[edit] Essentialism[edit] In art, essentialism is the idea that each medium has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, contingent on its mode of communication. Art objects[edit] This problem originally arose from the practice rather than theory of art. While it is easy to dismiss these assertions, further investigation[who?] Epistemology[edit] Epistemological problems are concerned with the nature, scope and limitations of knowledge. Gettier problem[edit] In 1963, however, Edmund Gettier published an article in the periodical Analysis entitled "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" In response to Gettier's article, numerous philosophers have offered modified criteria for "knowledge." Infinite regression[edit] Molyneux problem[edit] Münchhausen trilemma[edit] [edit]

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Baptiste Coulmont Your Social Influence and Why Marketers Care About It Michael Silberman leads the Digital Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace, a global team that works with Greenpeace and its allies in 42 countries to envision, develop, and test "people-powered" strategies to win campaigns. Follow @silbatron. Tom is flying economy class from Hong Kong to San Francisco. After landing, he sees a text message from Cathay Pacific inviting him into their exclusive international lounge. Not more than a year ago, Tom started a popular Tumblr site to track and share ridiculous pictures of dogs wearing raincoats. Tom's not real, but his story could be. SEE ALSO: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Klout From shopping rewards to Facebook “likes,” we all generate treasure troves of data for businesses and anyone else interested in our time or money. And this is just the beginning. 1. Like any good arms race, you can't afford not to collect available data on your users and supporters. 2. Sure, most organizations know how to target subsets of their supporters. 3.

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Ericsson As technology continues to transform our society, those responsible for our current systems of learning and education are facing overwhelming pressure to adapt. Education technology, connected learning and the rise of the Networked Society is transforming the established concept of learning, teachers’ roles and even the nature of knowledge itself. Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Lifelong learning Formalized education is only one of many sources for the knowledge and skills we need to be able to participate in and contribute in society. Future schools Progressive schools are already exploring the revolutionary possibilities that education technology offers. An ecosystem for learning To fully utilize the creative potential of each person, we need to move beyond mass production of knowledge and toward mass individualization of personal development.

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