I’m reading the Handbook of Social Psychology, and came across Dan Gilbert’s chapter on “ordinary personology.” This is the study of the characteristics of individuals. However, Dan writes how one of the phrases used to describe this area of research was not such a good name for it:

“Calling this process perception is a bit like naming one’s cat Dog. The family gets used to it, but when guests arrive there is always a lot of explaining to do.” (1998, Volume 2, p.89)

Have a good “swim” today. I mean “run.”

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  1. Irina
    Posted Sunday July 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    the meaning lost even w/out any translation.

    on a diffeent note I am so glad to see new posts in your blog!