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mis per seev

  • v  perceive incorrectly

  • Increasingly, however, science is showing that human beings, regardless of their intelligence, are prone to misconstrue and misperceive.
  • In fact, to pronounce perestroika either a success or a failure at this stage is to misperceive its nature.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in FOXNews
    Ginsburg said, "Critics in Congress and in the media misperceive how and why US courts refer to foreign and international court decisions."
  • Margaret Spellings in San Diego Union Tribune
    But Spellings added Tuesday: "I don't want people to misperceive that we're open for business, and that No Child Left Behind is up - it's not."
  • Daniel Kahneman in New York Times
    People assign much higher probability to the truth of their opinions than is warranted,Mr. Kahneman, a Princeton professor, said. "This natural inclination to exaggerate our talents is amplified by a tendency to misperceive the causes of...

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