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archie199 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted September 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM via web

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what is the perception of a red stop sign and what do people see besides an octagonal red shape with some writeing on it

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coachingcorner | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM (Answer #1)

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 The perception of a red stop sign can be affected by each individual person's upbringing and how they feel about themselves. For example most of us know that red signifies many things , for example danger, anger, prohibition. But our response to that may be unique.

Some people might be glad to be warned and feel safe and be calm law-abiding people themselves. Others may feel like constant victims being persecuted unfairly and see that sign as a red rag to a bull because they don't respond well to the word 'No.' They may envisage unfair prohibition, or may treat it casually or deliberately or deliberately disobediently perhaps causing deaths.

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