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belief

 [bĕ-lēf´]
trust placed in a person or thing.
cultural b's shared statements that individuals in a cultural group hold as true. Cultural beliefs, which sometimes are expressed as proverbs, shape the values of a culture; these beliefs and values in turn affect that culture's practices. Cultural beliefs about health and illness influence health behavior and the significance of symptoms for an individual; for example, some people believe that cancer is sent by God while other people believe cancer is in part due to personal behavior and lifestyle.
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Keyword: Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory, Pakistani University Students
As a stay against confusion from this ambiguity, as a way, in fact, to take advantage of the ambiguity to highlight salient facts about belief and intolerance, let "belief (t)" designate the thing believed, and "belief (a)" designate the act of believing.
Other customs and beliefs to honor their dead in this province include placing a chick on the casket to petition for the dead's safe passage to the afterlife, and breaking plates before the dead is carried out of the house.
Employment tribunals have decided that the following can amount to philosophical beliefs: | A belief in the sanctity of life, extending to a fervent anti-fox hunting and anti-hare coursing belief; | A belief in the "higher purpose" of public service broadcasting, to encourage debate and citizenship in a public space; and | A belief that public service and the need to engender in others a desire and commitment to serve the community for the common good.
A person's belief on one subject may be dependent on their beliefs in other issues," he explains.
Previous research has addressed several aspects of teacher beliefs and practices.
The first explains how beliefs shape everything and provides six basic principles of beliefs to show how we form and use them: Beliefs are models; beliefs are created; beliefs create a shared world; beliefs create blind spots; beliefs defend themselves; and beliefs are tied to identity.
However, to understand the influence of religion in politics, it is important to understand the character of the Religious beliefs that shape the attitude of people towards the political sphere of their lives.
Belief can manifest itself in world-changing ways -- and did, in some of history's ugliest moments, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the Jonestown mass suicide in 1979.
In this collection of scholarly essays and articles, Fives and Gill endeavor to provide both novice and educational experts alike with a single text with which to understand the larger context of teacher beliefs and the impact of those beliefs on educational practice.
Our beliefs connect us in ways that we can barely imagine.
You may realise on an intellectual level that your inner beliefs affect your actions but have you truly examined what your beliefs are, especially those concerning your work life?