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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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It seems to me to be derivative, and to consist largely in BELIEFS: beliefs that what constitutes the thought is connected with various other elements which together make up the object.
His belief in these moments of dread was, that if he spontaneously did something right, God would save him from the consequences of wrong-doing.
Objective: Belief systems research is vital for understanding democratic politics, Extremism, And political decision-making.
Belief system of learners is firm set of thoughts and attitudes about learning language, effective teaching strategies, and appropriate classroom behavior.
Any belief system or the practices that it brings about in a manner opposed to the worship of the true God could be called a superstition,' Belizar said.
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.
And belief is defined as any religious or philosophical belief.
Now, scholars have developed a mathematical model that describes the relationship between belief systems and interpersonal influence, and what happens when underlying beliefs change.
And, third, when central beliefs change, they induce changes in the larger belief system.
This thought-provoking book examines your belief system and how to get outside it to understand your own and others' actions.
1) This model is instructive because it presents a comprehensive model for analysing the nature of beliefs and it identifies a number of elements that are ordinarily associated with belief states.
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.