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Situational Awareness, but not the Archer kind?

I'm looking for lessons, exercises or examples of how one can learn to be more vigilant or to improve their situational awareness. I realize some people develop this trait naturally, but are there examples of such things being actively taught? Lessons of a law-enforcement/investigatory nature will be extra helpful, but I'll happily take other examples. [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Mar 4, 2014 - 21 answers

How to be a good observer in a medical/research setting?

I've recently started doing observations in primarily medical but also research settings (in Audiology). I'm new at this and I'm looking for tips and advice on how to be a gracious, respectful observer while getting the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 9, 2013 - 4 answers

On observing middle school misfits

How to be a thoughtful observer during a friend's teaching of middle schoolers? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet on Nov 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Didja ever notice...

You have very poor observational skills. You're bad at noticing things. What strategies have you used to compensate for this? How has your spouse helped you in this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 34 answers

Where in NYC can I go that's really high up and will allow me to set up a rather large camera on a tripod?

Accessible rooftops (or other really high places) in Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Mar 23, 2011 - 14 answers

I'm really trying hard to avoid the phrase "nature hacks"

Help me decode the signals of the natural world! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Find me an observational stand-up comedy bit for a class

Can you find me a clip from an observational comic that I can use in class tomorrow? I am looking specifically for a clip where a comic (relatively cleanly) notices some everyday annoyance and potentially notices a solution... [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 20, 2010 - 8 answers

what do you notice about people and what does it tell you?

what-do-you-know? filter: When you first meet strangers, what things about them can you discern just from casual observation and interaction? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Dec 14, 2009 - 54 answers

How to sharpen acuity?

I pride myself in being a "picker-up of learning's crumbs" (R. Browning) and an aspiring polymath, but I have atrocious observational skills. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by litterateur on May 26, 2009 - 21 answers

What are some examples of psychological studies demonstrating how people are less perceptive than they believe?

What are some examples of psychological studies demonstrating how people are less perceptive than they believe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Aug 1, 2008 - 11 answers

You have been looking at that painting a bit too long and it's making me feel like a nube

Appreciating the visual arts: what should I be looking at? What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jun 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Convex wheels keep on turnin'!

Why do most large trucks and other heavy vehicles have wheels with hubs that protrude outward in front?
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on May 22, 2008 - 6 answers

I need a good view of Minneapolis

Minneapolis: I want to find an observation deck downtown where I can take pictures of the city from above. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Aug 14, 2007 - 14 answers

A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities?

A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 17, 2007 - 13 answers

What percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week?

Religionfilter: what percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week? (or how many out of the total). Thanks!
posted by amberglow on Jun 14, 2004 - 8 answers

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