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Such reasoning involves the assumption that a claim is not valid until it is proven to be so. The American variation is distinguished by (1) an emphasis on anticipation of consequences in decision making, (2) an intimate association with action, (3) the implicit presence of the problem solver, and (4) the balancing of negativism by optimism based on the belief that hard effort succeeds. These are cherished American prototypes which occupy less room in European negative reasoning where theory and logic enjoy higher status and don't generate the push to "get things done" that is characteristic of Americans.
This encoding occurs first in the perceptual process (see the center column of Table 1) as percepts, perceptual objects, images, and concepts. C U L T U R A L PATTERNS OF P E R C E P T I O N A N D T H I N K I N G 21 Percepts. Objective perception, or simply perception, is unconscious in the sense that the individual is usually unaware that the process is taking place, responding only to its products appearing in the mind as percepts and then objects. The red splash of color becomes a rising sun, and the sharp cry, an animal enraged.
The Americans in this example were exhibiting a characteristic pattern of thinking which is inductive and operational. Heavy emphasis is placed on efficiency but little attention is paid to the overall framework in which one's actions take place. Future projections are made and criteria for measuring success considered, but they are generally embodied in operational principles involving benefit ratios, profit margins, and the like. In this case, they were agreeing on policies based on a rational response to objective facts which they interpreted according to a set of predetermined operating principles.