Self-consciousness is a heightened sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, the awareness that one exists as an individual being, though the two terms are used interchangeably or synonymously. An unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness may occur when one realizes that one is being watched or observed, the feeling that "everyone is looking" at oneself; some people are habitually more self-conscious than others. Unpleasant feelings of self-consciousness are sometimes associated with shyness or paranoia; when feeling self-conscious, one becomes aware of the smallest of one's own actions. Such awareness can impair one's ability to perform complex actions. Adolescence is believed to be a time of heightened self-consciousness. A person with a chronic tendency toward self-consciousness may be introverted. Unlike self-awareness, which in a philosophical context is being conscious of oneself as an individual, self-consciousness, being excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner, can be a problem at times.

Self-consciousness is associated with shyness and embarrassment, in which case a lack of pride and low self-esteem can result. In a positive context, self-consciousness may affect the development of identity, for it is during periods of high self-consciousness that people come the closest to knowing themselves objectively. Self-consciousness affects people in varying degrees, as some people are self-monitoring or self-involved, while others are oblivious about themselves. Psychologists distinguish between two kinds of self-consciousness and public. Private self-consciousness is a tendency to examine one's inner self and feelings. Public self-consciousness is an awareness of the self; this kind of self-consciousness can result in social anxiety. Both private and public self-consciousness are viewed as personality traits that are stable over time, but they are not correlated. Just because an individual is high on one dimension doesn't mean that he or she is high on the other. Different levels of self-consciousness affect behavior, as it is common for people to act differently when they "lose themselves in a crowd".

Being in a crowd, being in a dark room, or wearing a disguise creates anonymity and temporarily decreases self-consciousness. This can lead to uninhibited, sometimes destructive behavior. Alterity Introspection Looking glass self Personal identity Reflexive self-consciousness Self-awareness Self-concept Self-knowledge Shyness Surveillance Laing, R. D; the Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness. Harmondsworth: Penguin. "Self-Consciousness" by Uriah Kriegel, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Fox Observatory

Fox Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association. It is located in Florida. In the late 1960s, Dr. Joseph Dennison Fox, Professor of Astronomy and History, completed his tenure at the University of Puerto Rico, with his wife Sylvia, retired to North Miami, he brought with him an optical tube assembly for a 6-inch f/15 refractor. This telescope, in its updated and restored state, now resides in the Fox Observatory, on the grounds of Markham Park; the lens and original tube assembly were built by Chester Brandon, renowned as a designer of eyepieces and objective lenses. The mounting of the telescope is made in part from a landing gear off a World War II, P-38 fighter. In 1965, the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association Inc. was formed. In 1970, Dr. Fox joined, in June 1973, he donated the Brandon refractor to the club; the refractor was to be housed in a yet-to-be-built observatory, located west of Fort Lauderdale. The new observatory would be named for Dr. Fox in recognition of his leadership.

Initial plans for the grounds and roof were drawn up on July 13, 1974. Broward County okayed the final architectural drawings on November 10, 1975, the building permit was issued on Thursday, November 13; the observatory was named for Dr. Fox a week on the 20th. On Sunday, March 20, 1977, at 4:30 p.m. one year behind schedule, the Fox Astronomical Observatory was dedicated. The Brandon refractor, with its P-38 mount and asbestos covered aluminum tube, was in its present position. Present at the dedication was astronomer Jack Horkheimer. In 1978, a vintage, 1923, Zeiss mount became available for the 6-inch Brandon refractor through Art Smith of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium; when the new mount was installed, the P-38 mount was stored, but lost. Between August 1993 and July 1995, the Brandon refractor was restored by Tom Peters, a club member and restorations expert; the club voted to put the job of refurbishing the entire instrument, including the Zeiss equatorial mount, in Tom's skillful hands on August 5, 1993.

Everything was dismantled, the objective was sent to D & G Optical to be refinished. After completion of the task, Barry Greiner, of D & G, mounted the objective in a new aluminum tube, with light baffles. Since the opening of the observatory in 1977, more than 100,000 visitors have visited the observatory, located in Markham Park, 12 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on SR-84, it is available for public viewing every Saturday evening. List of observatories "Fox Observatory homepage". South Florida Amateur The Fox Observatory. Retrieved December 16, 2005. Fox Observatory Clear Sky Clock Forecasts of observing conditions

Statistica (journal)

Statistica is a quarterly peer-reviewed open access scientific journal dealing with methodological and technical aspects of statistics and statistical analyses in the various scientific fields. It was established in 1931 as the Supplemento statistico ai nuovi problemi di Politica, Storia ed Economia and obtained its current title in 1941, it is published by the University of Bologna and is an historical Italian journal in the field of statistics. The founding editor-in-chief was Paolo Fortunati and Italo Scardovi was editor from 1981 till 2004; the current editor-in-chief is Simone Giannerini. Famous scholars collaborated to Statistica as members of Scientific Board or as authors of papers. Among them there are Corrado Gini, Bruno De Finetti, Carlo E. Bonferroni, Marcel Fréchet, Samuel Kotz, Camilo Dagum, Estelle Bee Dagum, Italo Scardovi; the journal is abstracted and indexed in Web of Science Core Collection – Emerging Sources Citation Index, a Clarivate Analytics database and Repec. Official website