Dismantling

The Box of Preconceptions

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Abstract

Preconceptions have been defined as being ideas formed in advance before one can possibly know or form a reliable opinion. The limiting influence of preconceptions is summarized in a variety of phrases such as: to a hammer, everything looks like a nail; we do not see things as they are, we see them as we are; believing is seeing. Preconceptions can lead to people seeing a wide variety of many new situations as being much the same as a few old situations. As a result, people can continually make recurring judgements about new situations that they per-ceive to be the same as old situations. In this publication, resources are provided for "dismantling the box" of preconceptions. All of these have been developed in accordance with findings and theories from scientific research. In addition, they have been field trialled successfully.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8454-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Technology
PublisherVTT
No.271
ISSN (Print)2242-1211
ISSN (Electronic)2242-122X

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Keywords

  • preconceptions
  • bias
  • ideation
  • innovation

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Fox, S., & Vahala, P. (2016). Dismantling: The Box of Preconceptions. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 271
Fox, Stephen ; Vahala, Päivi. / Dismantling : The Box of Preconceptions. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2016. 26 p. (VTT Technology; No. 271).
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