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Have you ever attributed a human emotion to a stuffed animal or a pet? How about to a non-living entity, like the government, or to a natural phenomenon, like the wind? Anthropomorphism is the process by which we ascribe human emotions and motivations to inanimate objects, concepts, phenomena, or other species. 

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