Gordon Burghardt (1991) coined the term "critical anthropomorphism
" to distinguish the inevitable ("naive") anthropomorphic impulses that human beings uncritically bring to other species, from a sophisticated (critical) anthropomorphism
that uses the assumption that animals have private experiences as an "heuristic method to formulate research agendas that result in publicly verifiable data that move our understanding of behavior forward.
As advertising techniques go, it is exceeded in popularity only by anthropomorphism
More serious scientists frown on anthropomorphism
, but it's almost impossible not to attribute human characteristics to such familiar actions.
The songs on your self-titled album sound fun and bouncy as hell, as is your live show, but the lyrics are often paranoid, full of desperation and cold anthropomorphism
What a selection for small children: Playbox, Tiger Tim and Rainbow, Butterfly and Bubbles, anthropomorphism
running amok asschoolcapped tigers and hippos worked away under the eye of Schoolteacher Dame Bear.
Others relied on anthropomorphism
, or testing animals purely by human attributes.
Whether conceived crudely or through endlessly convoluted metaphysics, a sense of cosmic purpose ties together everything from commonsense anthropomorphism
to the need for some solace in the face of the imperfections of this world.
Poets seldom venture into anthropomorphism
any more, because it is hard to do well.
Chief among these is his reference to, and reliance on, a biological or neurological theory of the ineluctable anthropomorphism
of human perception.
This romanticism not only overlaps into the "politically correct" but also into sentimentalism and anthropomorphism
The final exam I gave my students at the close of the fall semester asked for the definition of pathetic fallacy, which is John Ruskin's synonym for anthropomorphism
Finally, the reader reaches the Trinitarian miniatures which gradually dispense with anthropomorphism
in favour of ever-changing configurations of clouds, suns and veils.
is the attribution of human characteristics (including the projection of subjective states and feelings) to non-human entities.
argues, is that we too readily think of acting or of being acted upon from our own narrow anthropomorphism
and read God's actions in the same light.
Surpassing even the sculptures' anthropomorphism
, Bass's paintings stare back, often literally, in the form of smirking faces, here making good on the exhibition's titular promise of a kind of lurking presence.