Awareness

Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event.

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Famous quotes containing the word awareness:

    So that the reverence and the gaiety
    May not be forgotten in later experience,
    In the bored habituation, the fatigue, the tedium,
    The awareness of death, the consciousness of failure,
    Or in the piety of the convert
    Which may be tainted with a self-conceit....
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The toddler’s wish to please ... is a powerful aid in helping the child to develop a social awareness and, eventually, a moral conscience. The child’s love for the parent is so strong that it causes him to change his behavior: to refrain from hitting and biting, to share toys with a peer, to become toilet trained. This wish for approval is the parent’s most reliable ally in the process of socializing the child.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)