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Believability flows from a body of work seasoned with a lifetime of perspective.
Werch and his colleagues (2000) note that the lack of believability and credibility of marketed social norm messages may have accounted for the negligible results they observed in their study of a social norm intervention.
As a result, directors of photography are demanding immediate turnaround of the physical models of complex characters so that they can be subjected to a "believability test" under strict lighting requirements.
The conceptual framework employed in this study was developed to examine the relationships between the prediction's believability and perceived problem importance and communication variables in the public's assessment of the climate of opinion.
The CPA expert witness could be called on as someone with specialized knowledge, training and experience who could objectively present "answers." It is up to the jury, or judge if there is no jury, to decide on the believability of those answers.
Perhaps the secretary with 30 years' service is a gossip, but in terms of believability, she's the Oracle of Delphi.
However, in Woods opinion, "the believability factor of the jury increases when they can see the real thing."
This unit of measurement (i.e., the rating scale) produces several problems that confound the precise definition of the dependent variable, including (a) the use of a measurement scale that is neither standard nor absolute (Johnson & Pennypacker, 1980); (b) the believability of interrater agreement; and (c) verification of change in the dependent variable.
When you ask customers for information to be used in sales forecasting, it is important to include a believability factor.
Other movies about masked or mistaken identity have worked much harder and more inventively for their ruses to pass muster and deceive viewers, because they realize the power of believability, and its consequent ability to make viewers empathize with and care about what happens to their films' protagonists.
The portrayal of how Leopold, the director, wields the power of his brilliant artistic reputation is realistic and troubling in its believability. With the book's dramatic tone, high emotions, and authentically flawed characters, teen readers will look past the length and irregular pacing and find a satisfying mystery and romance.
When J-Lo tries to cool things off, the screaming starts as the spurned lover turns the harassment up to 10 while the believability factor drops to minus figures.
AN unforgettable true story is turned into a forgettable drama that's big on good intentions but light on believability. A bit like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the thorny issue of historic racism is dealt with from an unconvincing modern perspective.
A troubled teenage girl causes the death of a guy she's robbing and then befriends his widow in Sebastien Rose's well-crafted but narratively flawed "Before My Heart Falls." Notwithstanding the intriguing subject and committed perfs, there's one major stumbling block: believability. Perhaps it's because Rose makes the characters so real that the implausibility of their actions grates so much, causing viewers to question behavior when they should be extending emotional investment.
More specifically, cognitive defusion is the process of undermining the behavior regulatory functions and literal believability of thoughts (Twohig, Masuda, Varra, & Hayes, 2005).