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He certainly acknowledges this diversity, but he tends toward overgeneralizing, especially when discussing the fundamentalist threat in the concluding chapter.
Certainly historians, especially those who write textbooks, can be taken to task for overgeneralizing and reducing complex causal relations to simple confusions.
Although it is important to consider the differences in learning style between people of different cultures, overgeneralizing can lead to some harmful effects.
In assigning causality to political culture, there is always a danger of overgeneralizing. In fact, the story told by Pierceson is very complex, as political actors contend across multiple arenas over a relatively long time period.
This, of course, is the goal of general semantics--to show people how they can become aware of their misperceptions, overgeneralizing, and poor judgments and how they can reconsider and reconstitute them so that they help themselves to more accurately perceive, accept, and live more comfortably with 'reality.'
While cautioning against overgeneralizing the Amaranth situation when looking at the rest of the hedge fund industry, Mungovan said as the market grows, hedge fund managers and traders may be tempted to take ever-greater risks in light of their track record of big returns.
Baudry tends to be cautious and refrains from overgeneralizing. For example, he argues that the relationship between Paracelsianism and French Protestantism is more complex than has been sometimes depicted.
This does not mean that the work should be accepted without caveats--even Peirce cautions that her work represents a serendipitous time in which the Ottoman strategies of administration and government were working extraordinarily well at the height of its military and political power, underscoring the dangers of overgeneralizing the findings here.
SHAUL'S attorney, Peter Henner, warns against overgeneralizing this court decision: "The case was very fact-specific, and the Second Circuit got the facts wrong; a different fact pattern or a more sympathetic court might well yield the opposite outcome." Attorney Frank Miller, who represented the district defendants, counters: "Quite the contrary, the decision in this case is consistent with the Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedents that recognize the commonsense proposition that the desk, cabinet, and other equipment that a public employer provides to its employees for work-related purposes is not for storing personal belongings and, thus, is not entitled to core constitutional privacy protection."
They consequently, forcefully, and emotionally insist, "I am a good person when I do good acts and I am a bad person when I do bad acts." Also, "Other people are good people when they act properly and they are bad people when they act unjustly or immorally." Alfred Korzybski (1992) brilliantly noted this kind of overgeneralizing and postulated that the is of identity ("I am what I do") is foolishly held by most of the people most of the time and that they thereby render themselves "unsane." Bertrand Russell (1965), Wilfred Quine, and several other philosophers also noted this kind of illogical thinking.
The media, including this publication, are responsible for misrepresenting and overgeneralizing these findings.
Discussion of the impact of immigration on American ethnic groups and cautions against overgeneralizing are also included.
Through this negative view of the world, they distort experiences and display information processing errors such as overgeneralizing predictions of negative outcomes, catastrophising the consequences of negative events, and selectively attending to the negative features of the events (Evans & Murphy, 1997; Flannery-Schroeder, Henin, & Kendall, 1996).
"When talking about the results of my studies," she says, "I'm overgeneralizing a bit because the specific pattern of lead effects on various cognitive functions varied as a function of the intensity, developmental timing, and duration of exposure.