Saturday, December 22, 2007

outside reading blog #5

part a
mon·stros·i·ty pg 157
–noun, plural -ties.
1. the state or character of being monstrous.
2. a monster or something monstrous
blos·som pg 168
A flower or cluster of flowers.
The condition or time of flowering: peach trees in blossom.
A period or condition of maximum development. See Synonyms at bloom1.

intr.v. blos·somed, blos·som·ing, blos·soms
To come into flower; bloom.
To develop; flourish: The child blossomed into a b

in tis chapter they used the example of speed dating to demonstrate a theory of thin slicing. Speed dating presents many of the theorems in this book like how instantly you can just like someone or know that they are a good person or at least seem so. Also it demonstrates the locked door of how we don’t know why we know these things. The people speed dating were asked to describe why they chose who they chose but not many could come up with good answers they just liked that person and they didn’t know why and that’s because it was done in their subconscious. this is very relevent i belive to how peopel are atracted to people.

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