VCR Lesson 6: Presentation

Kyle Overton

It is hard not to express __________ views when you have a great amount of personal information dealing with the subject in question.

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DEFINITION: A

Subjective

adj. Concentrating on the self in the expression of feelings and perceptions.

VCR Example: "Isadora Duncan's subjective interpretations of classical Greek dances were greatly admired in Europe but not in America."

DEFINITION: B

Subjective

adj. Relating to personal opinions and thought processes rather than factual information or universal experience.

VCR Example: "Therapists attempt to train highly aggressive people to sublimate their impulses in favor of a more socially or culturally acceptable activity."

Part of speech changes

Subjectivism: n. The doctrine that knowledge is completely subjective.

Subjectivity: n. The act of being or acting subjective.

Pronunciation

(sǝb jĕk' tĭv)

Origin

Graphein (Greek) "to write"

Demos (Greek) "people"

Synonyms

Biased

Personal

Individual

Antonyms

Objective

Factual

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"Some subjectivity in scenarios may be subliminally induced, where people are unaware that they are being influenced by personal experience."

In which of the following sentences is the term "subjective" misused?

  • A) It is more difficult to argue over subjective material because there is usually no factual evidence to support a claim.
  • B) The subjectivity of survey questions should always be taken into account.
  • C) Some branches of psychology focus on subjective analyzing of the human mind.
  • D) When asking people whether a color is red or blue, the response will be subjective.













Answer Choice D is correct, as the term objective should be applied in the sentence rather than subjective.