If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
- DaSaGwaLv 77 years agoBest Answer
2013-05-16 21:33:19 補充：
This is from
Maslow’s 1966 book, The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance
Before he made this statement, he gave an example:
2013-05-16 21:33:25 補充：
I remember seeing an elaborate and complicated automatic washing machine for automobiles that did a beautiful job of washing them. But it could do only that, and everything else that got into its clutches was treated as if it were an automobile to be washed.
2013-05-16 21:35:14 補充：
I think his example is easier to understand than the questioned sentence you have asked.
2013-05-16 21:39:13 補充：
By the way, the Chinese I use "偏見" is "bias" in English, not "prejudice". If you want to know the difference, you can refer to:
- Dark HelmetLv 77 years ago
While the answer was 100% correct, it may be more easily understood by comparing the roots from which the two words are derived:
a bias is a line that is not straight, so if you are biased, you have been steered off the normal track, meaning you have been influenced by things or people ⬇⬇⬇⬇
2013-05-17 05:15:53 補充：
prejudice comes from "pre judge", meaning what influenced you was a preexisting judgment within yourself.
However, not all pre judgments are congenital. If it is resulted from having been biased, then the two words are essentially synonymous.
- 7 years ago