Dazzled and Deceived tells the unique and fascinating story of mimicry and camouflage in science, art, warfare, and the natural world.
Author: Peter Forbes
Publisher: Yale University Press
Dazzled and Deceived tells the unique and fascinating story of mimicry and camouflage in science, art, warfare, and the natural world. Discovered in the 1850s by the young English naturalists Henry Walter Bates and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Amazonian rainforest, the phenomenon of mimicry was seized upon as the first independent validation of Darwin's theory of natural selection. But mimicry and camouflage also created a huge impact outside the laboratory walls. Peter Forbes's cultural history links mimicry and camouflage to art, literature, military tactics, and medical cures across the twentieth century, and charts its intricate involvement with the perennial dispute between evolution and creationism.
The “dazzle” style of camouflage originated in 1917, after the Germans
succeeded in sinking over 900 British ships. Alarmed, British Naval Lt. Norman
Wilkinson introduced the idea that colors painted in an abstract pattern on a ship
Author: Timothy R. Levine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes. Key Features: More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats. Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception. Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings. This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.
Peter Forbes, Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage. (New Haven, CT
: Yale University Press, 2009). 2. J. M. Schwartz and S. Begley, The Mind and the
Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (New York: HarperCollins, ...
Author: Sridhar Ramamoorti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Get practical insights on the psychology of white-collar criminals—and how to outsmart them Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their victims interact as well as what makes auditors/investigators/regulators let down their guard. Learn about the psychology of fraud victims, including boards of directors and senior management, and what makes them want to believe fraudsters, and therefore making them particularly vulnerable to deception. Just as IT experts gave us computer forensics, we now have a uniquely qualified team immersed in psychology, sociology, psychiatry as well as accounting and auditing, introducing the emerging field of behavioral forensics to address the phenomenon of fraud. Ever wonder what makes a white-collar criminal tick? Why does she or he do what they do? For the first time ever, see the mind of the fraudster laid bare, including their sometimes twisted rationalizations; think like a crook to catch a crook! The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics takes you there, with expert advice from a diverse but highly specialized authoring team of professionals (three out of the four are Certified Fraud Examiners): a former accounting firm partner who has a PhD in psychology, a former FBI special agent who has been with investigative practices of two of the Big Four firms, an industrial psychiatrist who has worked closely with the C-level suite of large and small companies, and an accounting professor who has interviewed numerous convicted felons. Along with a fascinating exploration of what makes people fall for the common and not-so-common swindles, the book provides a sweeping characterization of the ecology of fraud using The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics paradigm: the bad Apple (rogue executive), the bad Bushel (groups that collude and behave like gangs), and the bad Crop (representing organization-wide or even societally-sanctioned cultures that are toxic and corrosive). The book will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees and offers a deeper more complex understanding of what happens in organizations and in their people. The A.B.C. model will also help those inside and outside organizations inoculate against fraud and make you reflect on instilling the core values of your organization among your people and create a culture of excellence and integrity that acts as a prophylactic against fraud. Ultimately, you will discover that, used wisely, behavioral methods trump solely economic incentives. With business fraud on the rise globally, The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics is the must-have book for investigators, auditors, the C-suite and risk management professionals, the boards of directors, regulators, and HR professionals. Examines the psychology of fraud in a practical way, relating it to aspects of fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and remediation Helps you understand that trust violation—the essence of fraud—is a betrayal of behavioral assumptions about "trusted" people Explains how good people go bad and how otherwise honest people cross the line Underscores the importance of creating a culture of excellence and integrity that inoculates an organization from fraud risk (i.e., honest behavior pays, while dishonesty is frowned upon) Provides key takeaways on what to look for when hiring new employees and in your current employees, as well as creating and maintaining a culture of control consciousness Includes narrative accounts of interviews with convicted white-collar criminals, as well as interpretive insights and analysis of their rationalizations Furnishes ideas about how to enhance professional skepticism, how to resist fraudsters, how to see through their schemes, how to infuse internal controls with the people/behavioral element, and make them more effective in addressing behav
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... dazzled and deceived , The cardinal , after his last audience of the pope , was
about to set out from Rome , in order to solicit the duke of Ferrara and the
republic of Venice to accede to the alliance ; when intelligence was brought him
... and the perverted light of human capacity dazzled and deceived her “ mind ' s
eye , ” by elevating it to the prospect of a beautiful perspective , whilst the
precipice beneath her feet opened its destructive depth unheeded . Taking
advantage of ...
... conditions of the contemporary world were preventing artists from achieving
this sincerity - that their eyes had been dazzled and deceived by the mere
technical virtuosity of painters who , as one o their leaders Franz Pforr put it , ' had
Author: William Vaughan
Publisher: Yale University Press
The early 19th century was a period in German art in which painting played a significant part in the cultural resurgence commonly known as the Romantic Movement. This Movement and some of its chief exponents are examined against a background of German literature, philosophy and music.
Similar wrecks are to be found all through the land, dazzled and deceived by the
careers of a few persons who have succeeded in getting their enterprises under
way and enjoy a monopoly of their limited method of obtaining revenues.
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the present volume James Robinson completes his trilogy, which deals with the history of divine healing in the period 1906-1930. The first volume is a study of the years 1830-1890, and was hailed as a standard reference for years to come. The second book covers the years 1890-1906, and was acclaimed as a monumental achievement that combines careful historical scholarship and a high degree of accessibility. This volume completes the study up to the early 1930s and, like the other two works, has a transatlantic frame of reference. Though the book gives prominence to the theology and practice of divine healing in early Pentecostalism, it also discusses two other models of healing, the therapeutic and sacramental, promoted within sections of British and American Anglicanism. Some otherwise rigorous Fundamentalists were also prepared to practice divine healing. The text contributes more widely to medical and sociocultural histories, exemplified in the rise of psychotherapy and the cultural shift referred to as the Jazz Age of the 1920s. The book concludes by discussing the major role that divine healing plays in the present rapid growth of global Christianity.
Similar wrecks are to be found all through the land, dazzled and deceived by the
careers of the few who have succeeded in getting their enterprises under way
and enjoy a monopoly of their limited method of obtaining revenue. Some who ...
Author: James Monroe Buckley
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
The Rev. Dr. J. M. Buckley has collected together his papers from The Century and other sources, and like the wise householder who brings forth things new and old, has spread a rich table for those who enjoy reading about faith-healing. Christian science, and kindred phenomena. Unless one meets frequently the victims of the delusions of astrology, divination, apparitions and witchcraft, or happens to be personally acquainted with the librarians of our great cities, he will have little idea how great a hold the occult sciences (heaven save the mark !) have upon the minds of millions in our country. Under the shadow of our churches and scientific institutions, there are multitudes who still believe in one form or another of these superstitions. Dr. Buckley's method is to find a rational explanation of what unquestionably is, before he looks at what is supposed to be, and he considers there is no reason to suspect, and that it is superstition to assume, the operation of supernatural causes, when experimen'al science can reproduce the same phenomena and results. He believes heartily in the Christian doctrine of prayer, but he has very little faith in what is called 'faith-healing,'and considers that the claims of Christian 'faith-healers,' technically so-called, are effectually discredited, and he shows clearly the evils of the superstition. Under astrology, divination and coincidences he brings up a great many readable anecdotes from the classic times, as well as from the modern, and under dreams, nightmares and somnambulism, endeavors by analysis and characterization to show what are the real facts, and also the rational use of dreams. He devotes one chapter to presentiments, visions and apparitions, hinting at unsuspected mental resources, and showing what are the uses of these apparently abnormal phenomena. In regard to witchcraft, he does not believe that the Bible teaches the reality of that in which generations of men have long believed. As for the Witch of Endor, he considers that she herself was mistaken, and that the whole story is of what was said, rather than of what was done. Strangely enough, in treating of the manifestations of the delusion in Europe and America, and of the reaction from the frenzy, he does not mention the work of the great Balthazar Becker, the Dutchman who wrote the book which did so much to demolish the superstition. His last chapter treats of Christian science and mind-cure, and in this chapter, as in the others, he shows a commonsense which is contagiously healthful, and winds up with a very appropriate quotation from Ecclesiasticus. From the Contents: The Facts Testimony To Particulars Explanation Of The Facts Inductions The Miracles Of Christ And His Apostles Claims Of "Christian Faith-Healers," Technically So Called, Effectually Discredited The Christian Doctrine Of Answer To Prayer Defense Of Faith-Healers Examined Error In Mental Physiology A "Missing Link" Evils Of This Superstition Supposed Difficulties Astrology, Divination, And Coincidences What Is Astrology? Evidence Relied Upon Its Problems Mere Puzzles Deaths Of President Garfield And Louis Napoleon Divination Coincidences So-Called " Laws Of Chance '' The Letter M And The Napoleons Interpretation Of Coincidences Dreams, Nightmare, And Somnambulism History And Phenomena Of Dreams Search For Analogies More Direct Evidence Accounting For The Characteristics Of Dreams Mysterious Dreams Analyzed Rational Use Of Dreams Presentiments, Visions, And Apparitions What Is A Presentiment? Impressions And "Imperative Conceptions" Analysis Of Typical Presentiments Visions Habitual Visions Visions Of The Dying Apparitions Witchcraft Definition Of Witchcraft Current Belief Reversing The Point Of View The Israelites And Witchcraft Witchcraft And Christianity The Problem Does The Bible Teach The Reality Of Witchcraft? The Witch Of Endor Trial Of Cases Explanation Of Confessions Explanation Of Phenomena ... and much more ...
He would become a more and more insistently brilliant talker; new friends were dazzled and deceived by his mania. He would talk for hours about Hitler, Stalin,
Alexander, Caligula (from whom, in high school, he'd gotten his nickname, Cal).
Author: Rachel Cohen
Publisher: Random House
Each chapter in this remarkable consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, as a boy, Henry James has his daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. We encounter Brady again as he photographs Walt Whitman and then Ulysses Grant. Meanwhile, Henry James begins a lasting friendship with William Dean Howells, and also meets Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather... Cohen brilliantly reanimates these unforgettable pairings and those of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz; Carl Van Vechten and Gertrude Stein; Hart Crane and Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore; Richard Avedon and James Baldwin; and John Cage and Marcel Duchamp; Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell. Ultimately, Cohen reveals and long chain of friendship, rebellion and influence stretching from the moment before the Civil War through a century that had a profound effect on our own time. A Chance Meeting is an intimate and original act of biography and cultural history that makes its own contribution to the tradition about which Cohen writes.
... he should have been in some respects dazzled and deceived , or that he forgot
for the moment that the Sovereigns and their Ministers , by whom he was
surrounded , had been the accomplices of revolutionists , regicides , and
Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)Publish On: 1814
How exalted soever the genii are , they are always finite , and consequently may
be dazzled and deceived .. Now the love of one's own excellence is the most
delicate and imperceptible kind of delusion . To prevent the other genii from
How exalted focver the Genii are , they are always finite , and confequently may
be dazzled and deceived . Now the love of one's own excellence is the most
delicate and most imperceptible kind of delusion . To prevent the Genii from
Peter Forbes, Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage (New Haven, CT:
Yale University Press, 2009), p. 105. 4. Forbes, p. 96; David Williams, Naval
Camouflage 1914—1945: A Complete Visual Reference (Rochester: Chatham ...
Author: Adam Piette
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
Though in the temperate judgment of posterity , Cromwell appears only a bold
bad man , yet he dazzled and deceived his contemporaries with such a strong
and continued blaze of real and visionary splendor , that almost all the power and
... her imagination triumphed over reason , and the perverted light of human
capacity dazzled and deceived her “ mind's eye , ” by elevating it to the prospect
of a beautiful perspective , whilst the precipice beneath her feet opened its
The point of dazzle painting was deception. A camouflage officer once explained
to a merchant skipper who objected to the vivid painting of his vessel: Dear Sir, –
The object of camouflage is not, as you suggest, to turn your ship into an ...
Author: Nicholas Rankin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In February 1942, intelligence officer Victor Jones erected 150 tents behind British lines in North Africa. "Hiding tanks in Bedouin tents was an old British trick," writes Nicholas Rankin. German general Erwin Rommel not only knew of the ploy, but had copied it himself. Jones knew that Rommel knew. In fact, he counted on it--for these tents were empty. With the deception that he was carrying out a deception, Jones made a weak point look like a trap. In A Genius for Deception, Nicholas Rankin offers a lively and comprehensive history of how Britain bluffed, tricked, and spied its way to victory in two world wars. As Rankin shows, a coherent program of strategic deception emerged in World War I, resting on the pillars of camouflage, propaganda, secret intelligence, and special forces. All forms of deception found an avid sponsor in Winston Churchill, who carried his enthusiasm for deceiving the enemy into World War II. Rankin vividly recounts such little-known episodes as the invention of camouflage by two French artist-soldiers, the creation of dummy airfields for the Germans to bomb during the Blitz, and the fabrication of an army that would supposedly invade Greece. Strategic deception would be key to a number of WWII battles, culminating in the massive misdirection that proved critical to the success of the D-Day invasion in 1944. Deeply researched and written with an eye for telling detail, A Genius for Deception shows how the British used craft and cunning to help win the most devastating wars in human history.
As may be imagined, this suited Virginia to perfection, for she loved inventing
improbable situations in which Julian, Quentin or Vanessa might find themselves,
whereas I, dazzled by her virtuosity, remained wingless, fixed to the ground.
Author: Angelica Garnett
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Angelica Garnett may truly be called a child of Bloomsbury. Her Aunt was Virginia Woolf, her mother Vanessa Bell, and her father Duncan Grant, though for many years Angelica believed herself, naturally enough, the daughter of Vanessa's husband Clive. Her childhood homes, Charleston in Sussex and Gordon Square in London, were both centres of Bloomsbury activity, and she grew up surrounded by the most talked-about writers and artists of the day - Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry, the Stracheys, Maynard Keynes, David Garnett (whom she later married), and many others. But Deceived with Kindness is also a record of a young girl's particular struggle to achieve independence from that extraordinary and intense milieu as a mature and independent woman. With an honesty that is by degrees agonising and uplifting, the author creates a vibrant, poignant picture of her mother, Vanessa Bell, of her own emergent individuality, and of the Bloomsbury era.
... statesmen less disposed to dazzle a deceived and delighted auditory by the
fine and flighty coruscations of eloquence , than to fix in their minds those quiet
truths , those arithmetical and logical deductions , which keep constantly in view