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Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human ..... Anthropomorphism of inanimate objects can affect product buying behavior. When products seem to resem...

Why do we name inanimate objects? - Geek Girl Chicago


Aug 4, 2014 ... I've been thinking about that for a few days now- not Mass Effect, but naming inanimate objects. I always name things. I never liked baby dolls, ...

On Naming Inanimate Objects - Planting Our Pennies


My first car was named Sunny. She was a taxi-cab yellow Mercedes Benz from the early seventies that was more than 30 years old when I bought her in college.

SparkLife » How to Name Inanimate Objects


When naming your inanimate object, please give it a name that it would appreciate. Purposefully giving it a horrible, stupid, or otherwise ...

Do you name your inanimate objects or appliances? | San Francisco ...


When I was growing up, my mom had names for her van and my sister's car. My mom ... Although I often feel like most inanimate objects are female in gender.

Why People Name Their Machines - The Atlantic


Jun 23, 2014 ... ... to anthropomorphize the objects and appliances we use—boats, cars, ... And though men's names are occasionally used to christen "powerful ... This is why we give human names to all sorts of things we can't control in ...

Naming inanimate objects after women? | Yahoo Answers


Sep 27, 2007 ... I have quite a few computers and all of them have the names of Greek ... that giving inanimate objects female names might be deemed sexist.

Naming Inanimate Objects - Knowledge and Culture - English - The ...


Lots of people give human names not just to their pets, but to the objects they own. For instance, a friend of mine has one of those full body ...

ELI5: Why do we refer inanimate objects as "She" more than (if not ...


Dec 17, 2014 ... ELI5: Why do we refer inanimate objects as "She" more than (if not ..... with their sexuality they have to put female names on inanimate objects.

The psychological malady that launched a thousand stories - io9


Feb 10, 2011 ... ... and inanimate objects have relationships as readily as humans do. ... One of the most dramatic names for this behavior is the pathetic fallacy, ...

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Why Do We Anthropomorphize? | Psych Central News


Mar 1, 2010 ... Giving human characteristics to animals, inanimate objects or ... that, according to the World Meteorological Organization, “the naming of ...

Is there a psychological explanation for why humans name things ...


This is just a shot in the dark, but I'd assume it's because in naming things we obtain a certain ... Sometimes inanimate objects are given names humorously.

What inanimate things do you give names to? - Quora


Laptop= Baby iPhone= Jalepeño (because of her colorful case) Former cell phone= Periwinkle ... Can animals differentiate between inanimate things and living things? If so, do they treat plants as inanimate objects or as living beings?