Knowledge Gained Through Vicarious Experience

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Knowledge Gained Through Vicarious Experience  The second source of knowledge is knowledge gained through some means  other than your own direct experience (e.g., such as reading a book about it  or using trigonometry and math to find the separation of a chasm). Each  person cannot directly experience for themselves all possible events. We  rely on language, logic, and mathematics to provide us with information  indirectly. A synonym would be symbolic experience. It acts like direct  experience in its relevant aspects. It makes it possible to predict what  would happen (i.e., respond correctly) in a new situation which has never  been personally or directly experienced. Someone can tell you the path  through a maze you never saw; you can determine the validity of  complicated statements; or you can calculate the distance between two  points. These systems can be categorized into three general types of 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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