'Cultural exchanges help us grasp issues that we otherwise ignore, misperceive
ing to our recent study on weight misperception in teenagers, a large proportion of American kids misperceive
their weight and have several unhealthy influences on their health behaviors leading to overweight and obesity.
Underpinning this difference is a deep and insightful study, which explains why America and the Arab world misperceive
In our part of the world, people do not take thyroid issue seriously and misperceive
it as a sore throat.
Here we follow up on July/Augusts depiction of a public that increasingly overuses antibiotics--most often within households that hoard older prescription medicines and misperceive
their efficacy generally--with new data about childhood use and greater obesity risk later.
This claim is striking, since it might seem that we quite often misperceive
things like colors, sounds and smells.
Second, when consumers misperceive
risk, only strict liability is efficient because firms (which are assumed to perceive risks accurately) will set a price that correctly conveys product risk to consumers, so they will purchase the correct amount, and firms, because they bear the full damages from any accidents, will invest in efficient safety.
A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics says about 30 percent of children and adolescents aged 8-15 in the United States misperceive
their weight, with approximately 81 percent of overweight boys and 71 percent of overweight girls believing they are about the right weight.
Listeners tend to misperceive
their quality, elide them or even add them.
But a bigger credit bubble would be unlikely to emerge in circumstances in which an asset price bubble had been burst--more likely, financial constraints would tighten sharply, conceivably producing the dreaded "adverse feedback loop." So the BIS may misperceive
the nature of the trade-off: the output and employment risks of early "normalization' are very substantial and certain financial stability risks would be increased.
Rival groups can misperceive
the degree to which their rival's interests oppose their own.
During gambling games, people often misperceive
their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions.