Study provides new insights into why some men behave aggressively toward women who reject them

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest To text these predictions, they conducted an experiment in which single, heterosexual men interacted with a prerecorded video of a sexualized or non-sexualized woman through what they were told was a dating portal connected to a student at another university.Participants completed a questionnaire that measures typical aggression levels, followed by a video dating game in which they viewed a pre-recorded video of a woman who was either sexualized (wearing sexy clothing and said that she was open to casual sex) or non-sexualized (wearing neutral clothing and said that she was not open to casual sex).  Following the video, the men completed a survey that measured their sex goal activation.  They then received written feedback stating that the woman from the video was not interested in dating them.For the final part of the experiment, the men completed an aggression paradigm in which they were told that they were competing with the woman from the video on reaction time.  If they “won” any given trial, they would blast her with white noise, the intensity and duration of which they selected themselves.  When they “lost,” they were blasted instead, supposedly by the woman.  This allowed the researchers to measure the men’s aggression toward the woman who had recently rejected them as potential partners.Participants assigned to the sexualized condition reported higher sex goals, and aggression (measured by the white noise-blasting paradigm) was positively correlated with sex goal activation following rejection, supporting Blake, Bastian, and Denson’s hypotheses.The researchers explain that when men interact with a sexualized woman, they presume that she is more sexually available and suffer a bigger blow to their ego when such women reject them.  The extent to which this is true on an individual basis depends on whether or not they believe their sexual interest in the women who reject them is returned; if they expect her to be interested in them and are then rejected, their sex goals have been activated, and they experience greater disappointment after facing rejection than if they did not think they had a chance in the first place.The aggression displayed by the participants of this study can be partially explained by men’s entitlement to sex.  If men think they are entitled to a sexual relationship with a woman, they are less likely to exhibit self-control, more likely to endorse traditional gender roles, and more likely to be hostile toward women.Past research has suggested that sex goal activation in men can lead to aggression toward women later, regardless of whether they are sexualized.Another possibility for future research in this area would be to conduct a similar experiment with face-to-face interaction.  It would be more difficult to control for subtle differences in the woman’s speech and behavior, but it might allow researchers to observe this pattern in a more natural situation.The researchers hope that these findings will contribute to our understanding of male aggression and help reduce sexual violence.  This is a timely study because it illustrates that sexualization of a woman, in and of itself, does not directly cause aggression.  It increases sex goal activation in men, which in turn can increase aggression.This is not a call for women to choose non-sexualized clothing, to avoid advertising their sexual availability to men, or to be careful about how they tell the men who pursue them that they are not interested.  Ultimately, individuals must choose whether to act on their aggressive impulses, and it is possible to overcome those impulses and manage a blow to one’s self-esteem in a healthy way.The study, “Heightened male aggression toward sexualized women following romantic rejection: The mediating role of sex goal activation“, was authored by Khandis R. Blake, Brock Bastian, and Thomas F. Denson. Share on Twitter Sharecenter_img Email With the recent rekindling of the #MeToo Movement (originally started in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke), the rise of “Incels” (men who are “involuntarily celibate” due to lack of appeal to women who are seeking sexual partners), and increased public discussion of sexual aggression — particularly that of men toward women — and sex-related crimes, many researchers have turned their attention to understanding what causes these behaviors.Recently, Australian researchers Khandis R. Blake, Brock Bastian, and Thomas F. Denson examined the effect of sexualization of women on men’s aggression toward them. Their findings were published in the journal Aggressive Behavior.The researchers predicted that men would behave more aggressively toward sexualized women than non-sexualized women because the sexualization would increase the men’s romantic or sexual arousal, desire to have a romantic partner, and desire to be considered attractive (i.e., sex goals).  The researchers also expected that men who experienced higher levels of aggression would feel more sexually dominant over women. LinkedInlast_img read more

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News Scan for Jul 08, 2013

first_imgSurvey finds trust high in Chinese government over H7N9Chinese residents who were polled about 3 weeks into the H7N9 avian flu outbreak had a solid understanding of the disease and its symptoms and trusted government officials, researchers reported in the Journal of Infection.Their Web-based survey included responses from 637 mainland China residents who were chosen randomly from an online data pool. The response rate was 92%.People were questioned about what they thought caused the outbreak, what they understood about the illness, what measures they took to prevent disease, and whether they were anxious about the disease.Though government sources provided timely and transparent information and people performed most of the recommended behaviors, some respondents reported moderate anxiety. Fully 96% said they adopted at least one recommended behavior change, such as avoiding those who were sick.Medication purchases—reported by 41% of respondents—led to potential shortages, and only 7% said they would self-isolate if infected.Some people said they postponed travel, and some of the most worried respondents wrongly suspected that certain groups, such as the sexually active, were at greater risk of contracting the disease. Those who used traditional and social media sources were more likely to adopt recommended behaviors.The researchers said that concerns about newly emerging diseases can change rapidly, and understanding the first impressions could be useful for addressing later disruptive behaviors.Jul 5 J Infect abstractCodex adopts new measures for produce contaminants, animal feedCodex Alimentarius, the world’s food standard–setting body, adopted several new food safety standards at its recent meeting in Rome, including one on preventing contamination in fresh berries of norovirus, hepatitis, and other microbiological agents, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today in a statement.The commission also adopted codes on preventing ochratoxin A, a carcinogen, in cocoa and hydrocyanic acid in cassava. Other measures included the adoption of new guidance on how to assess and prevent the risk of contamination from animal feed in foods such as eggs, meat, and milk products.Members created a new committee on spices and culinary herbs to address the volume of trade and the need to harmonize national standards.The meeting, held in Rome from Jul 1 through 5, was attended by 620 delegates from 128 member states and one member organization. Earlier in the meeting WHO and FAO officials praised Codex Alimentarius, which turned 50 this year.Jul 8 FAO/WHO statementCyclospora outbreak sickens 35 in Iowa, NebraskaThe Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local public health agencies are investigating a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far sickened 22 people from nine of the state’s counties. In a statement today the IDPH said more cases have been detected in Nebraska and other Midwestern states.The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) said in a Jul 5 health advisory to clinicians that Cyclospora infections have been detected in 13 Nebraskans so far.Most of the Iowa patients got sick in mid to late June, and at least one person has been hospitalized. Some of the patients are still sick, and some have had relapses, the IDPH said.The agency issued an epidemiologic alert to clinicians about the outbreak on Jul 3, when 7 cases had been detected. So far no common exposure has been found for the Cyclospora, a relatively rare parasite.In an epidemiologic update today the IDPH said foodborne Cyclospora outbreaks have typically been linked to fresh produce, mostly imported, including raspberries, basil, snow peas, and mesclun lettuce.The disease causes an unusually lengthy bout of diarrhea that can last as long as 57 days if untreated. The IDPH said a specific treatment (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is available that isn’t typically used for other diarrheal diseases.It advised clinicians to test patients for Cyclospora if they have diarrhea lasting more than a few days accompanied by anorexia and fatigue. It said a specific lab test is needed to detect the parasite.In the past 20 years only 10 previous Cyclospora infections have been identified in Iowa. Jul 8 IDPH statement Jul 5 NDHHS advisory Jul 3 IDPH epidemiologic alert Jul 8 IDPH epidemiologic alert South Korean death toll from novel tick-borne disease rises to 8South Korea’s death toll from severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), caused by a novel tick-borne bunyavirus, has reached eight, four more than was reported in early June, according to a Yonhap News Agency report.The latest victim is a 62-year-old man on the southern resort island of Jeju, who died Jul 4 after weeks of hospitalization, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Five other people have been sickened by the virus, and some of them remain hospitalized, Yonhap reported.The story did not describe the other patients who have died in the past month. South Korea’s first SFTS case was reported in May and involved a 63-year-old woman who died in Seoul in August 2012.The virus, which has also been reported in parts of China and Japan, can spread from person to person via blood or mucus, according to previous reports. It is carried by Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks. Jul 5 Yonhap story Related Jun 3 CIDRAP News itemlast_img read more

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TNSC to acquire Hitachi Oxygen

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The Wednesday Wire – May 6, 2015

first_imgThis week’s Wednesday Wire is sponsored by BNSF Logistics, a third party logistics services provider specialising in movement of freight around the globe, featuring uncommon service scope, resources and financial depth. Blade Runner is BNSF Logistics’ latest innovation in global project cargo solutions.Torquing point by Evie AufhebenICHCA International, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, has just released a new addition to its Briefing Pamphlet series – BP41 Safe Handling and Operation of Platform Flats and Flatrack Containers.Container design and operations expert Bill Brassington, deputy chair of ICHCA’s ISP Technical Panel, wrote the new publication, which provides detailed insight into the design of platform flats and flatrack containers, together with advice on best practice for operating these specialist container types.Poor container loading and handling is responsible for an alarmingly high percentage of incidents along the transport chain, leading to damage, loss, injuries and fatalities – a fact recently highlighted by a number of concerned parties including insurance company TT Club.The operation of platform flats and flatrack containers requires specialist knowledge and, in some cases, specialised handling equipment. These container types are generally used to carry oversize or project cargo that cannot be easily loaded into standard box type freight containers. Examples discussed and illustrated in the new publication include vehicles such as cars, vans, coaches and tractors; cable reels; construction materials and equipment and more.BP41 Safe Handling and Operation of Platform Flats and Flatrack Containers is free to download from ICHCA’s website for members of ICHCA International, and available to purchase by non-members.In businessNurminen updates outlookNurminen Logistics expects its net sales, operating result and earnings per share to decline from the level of 2014, having previously said that it expected to see a year-on-year improvement.EMS takes Europatrans stakeEMS Log, member of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has purchased 70 percent of heavy duty trucking company Europatrans.Cargolux launches Jumbo productCargolux has launched eight new specialised products to better serve the needs of the air cargo industry, including CV Jumbo that will be dedicated to heavy and outsized cargo transportation.Contractual obligationsSP SPb invests in environmentThe Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has allocated RUB5.1 million (USD99,101) for the implementation of an environmental protection programme at the gateway.Capacity developmentsSwire Shipping adds serviceSwire Shipping will launch a new express service between North Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia in July 2015, employing two multipurpose Chief class vessels.GAC opens renewable energy baseGAC has opened a new UK office in Great Yarmouth to meet the needs of the renewable energy sector in the southern North Sea.Grimaldi goes ro-ro to GreeceGrimaldi Group has joined forces with the port of Venice to launch a new ro-ro service from the Italian gateway to Patras, Greece.On the moveAllport names leader  Allport Cargo Services (ACS) has named incumbent managing director, Charles McGurin, as its new ceo.GAC’s sharpens focus on oil and gasGAC is strengthening its strategic focus on the worldwide energy sector with the appointment of William Hill as its executive group vice president – Oil & Gas.                                Morch joins OdfjellKristian Morch, partner and co-chief executive officer of Clipper Group, will leave the shipping line to become ceo of Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company, Odfjell SE.Lie joins CargotecCargotec Corporation has appointed Leena Lie as senior vice president, communications, effective August 1, 2015.                                          Notable shipmentA wellhead control panel and hydraulic power unit with a combined weight of 17 tonnes has been delivered by Volga-Dnepr Airlines to Singapore on behalf of Pentagon Freight Services.last_img read more

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DSV names divisional CCOs

first_imgThe four divisional ccos are Michael D. Hansen – DSV Air & Sea Holding; Wilbert Tholhuijsen – DSV Road Holding; Meinderdjan Botman – DSV Solutions Holding and Jenny Purchase – DSV, Sub Saharan Africa. The divisional ccos report directly to their divisional CEO – and are members of the DSV global commercial organisation’s (GCO) senior management team lead by global coco René Falch Olesen. Jens Bjørn Andersen, ceo, comments: “We have appointed the new divisional ccos to strengthen the ties between our global commercial organisation and the business. We want to continuously improve our performance in serving new and existing customers across DSV – and we hope this will be a significant step in that direction”. The divisional ccos will work across their respective global organisations. To ensure that cross-divisional activities are fully considered, all country sales directors will have a dotted line to a divisional cco. “We want to ensure structure and consistency in our approach to our global markets and customers. The divisional ccos will have a central position to influence the commercial direction and cooperation between both our countries and divisions. We are convinced that this strategic move will have that exact effect,” says global coco René Falch Olesen. www.dsv.comlast_img read more

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Sweet success in peanut butter venture

first_imgI first met Debbie Ncube, owner of Eden All Natural Products, at a supplier development expo last year. That engagement was sufficient for us to ask her to be the guest speaker at our entrepreneurial graduation in April this year.Debbie is an entrepreneur, wife, mother and businessperson. She studied accounting at school but felt a little limited as she wanted to start her own business and consequently went on to study business itself. She is someone who loves seeing opportunities. At primary school she already started a small venture by selling sweets and other products. Her first venture as an adult was offering accounting services to small businesses. In her words, she likes the idea of feeding the nation and living a life that is different, adding value to others. She didn’t suspect it would end in a business creating peanut butter.So why peanut butter? Her granny used to make and sell peanut butter, so the secret sauce and concept was passed down from her granny to her many years ago. Eden All Natural Products is naturally produced and has less processing, and no preservatives.Debbie went from selling 50kg a month to selling 15 tons per month. She went from a kitchen with limited equipment, with a value of R1 000 to a factory in Maitland, with equipment exceeding R1 000 000 in value.But this journey didn’t happen overnight. There were regular challenges. One of these was how does someone making peanut butter part time from a kitchen supply a national company. Like many other entrepreneurs she had to deal with her own self doubt and the voice of criticism in her head. Yet, guided by the response she received from friends and acquaintances, she realised she was sitting on a gold mine. When wanting to give up and feeling overwhelmed by logistical challenges, the thought of missing out on this wonderful opportunity kept her focused.This choice was also fed by observing people with lifestyle health challenges. Some of the peanut butter products in stores were very different from her childhood memories and so they launched this business in 2011/2012. She was doing accounting during the day and producing peanut butter at night. Sharing with friends provoked an appetite and this saw her transitioning to starting the business fully in 2014.When asked about her “why”, Debbie speaks about being gripped by passion and at the same time, not wanting to miss out on this wonderful business opportunity. She says it would be wonderful to show young kids out there that you can make it; that there’s always a way to get to where you want to. There were times however, that Debbie didn’t want to get up in the morning, when she, like other entrepreneurs faced discouragement and a host of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Yet, the thought of feeding the nation with the correct foodstuffs fires her up every morning. She is currently supplying Pick and Pay stores; selected Spar stores in the Western Cape, Wellness Warehouse, Faithful to Nature shops and manufacturing businesses. When asked what four things she’s most proud of, she referred to becoming a supplier to the stores mentioned, generating a hundred-fold monthly income over five years; employing 12 people in three provinces and finally, growing in perseverance and resilience to achieve these outcomes. When asked about her biggest challenges she reminded me that all businesses have their own difficulties but one that came to mind was cash flow problems. Her remedy for this is to stay away from debt and don’t extend yourself until your turnover has increased substantially. Getting the right equipment and the right team mix is also important. As a business scales you need to have the right resources and systems in place to manage the growth. I asked her what advice she would give to budding entrepreneurs. The past six years have given her three great lessons: Never give up. Remember the size of the opportunity when you are feeling discouraged. Use what you have. When needing to buy equipment forR10 000 and not having access to this finance, she took the money from her savings. Know what you want. Write down your five to 10-year plan and work relentlessly at achieving this. As we have just marked Women’s Month in August, I asked her for a word or advice to other women: “There are many women who have made an impactin South Africa in the pastand in the present, I believethat when you empower a woman, you empower a nation. Women see with their hearts and theysee the best in communities. To the women out there, be the woman you can be but make sure you do the best with your womanhood.” Steve Reid is the manager of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) at False Bay College. Entrepreneurs with creative ideas in manufacturing can also contact the CFE at 021 201 1215.last_img read more

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Snow, winds bear down on Northeast

first_img Published: February 12, 2017 5:15 PM EST Updated: February 12, 2017 10:58 PM EST Snow, winds bear down on Northeast A dog plays in front of a snow-covered grill at a home in Albany, New York. (Submitted photo)BOSTON (AP) Another winter blast of snow and strong winds moved into the Northeast on Sunday to the delight of some and the consternation of others, just days after the biggest storm of the season dumped up to 19 inches of snow in the region.Winter storm warnings were in effect into Monday from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible. Other snowfall forecasts ranged from up to 20 inches in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to up to 11 inches in Boston to up to 7 inches in Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island.Wind gusts of more than 50 mph, coastal flooding and power outages could hit parts of the region. A blizzard watch was in effect on Cape Cod, with a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet possible, according to the National Weather Service.“It is a dangerous storm because of high winds, low visibility and heavy snow,” said Lenore Correia, a weather service meteorologist in Taunton, Massachusetts. “It’s a big snowstorm, but nothing we haven’t seen before either.”Roads were slick. Schools across the region announced they would be closed Monday. Nearly 1,300 flights in the U.S. were canceled and another 5,600 were delayed, according to the flight tracking service FlightAware.An increase in travel from New England to Southwest Florida was expected this weekend in advance of Monday’s reporting date for pitchers and catchers at Boston Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers.It was a stark contrast to record warmth elsewhere. In southwest Oklahoma, the temperature reached 99 degrees Saturday to tie a record for the highest February temperature set in 1918. The high Sunday in Fort Myers was 82.In Bedford, Massachusetts, a small plane with five people aboard aborted takeoff and slid off a runway Sunday at Hanscom Field about 20 miles northwest of Boston. The plane was headed to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. No one was injured. It wasn’t immediately clear if the weather played a role.Also in Bedford, a 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a snowplow in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs hospital. The man was believed to be a resident of the VA property.While many people were still weary from cleaning up from Thursday’s storm, others relished the thought of more powder.Tina Fuller, of Waltham, Massachusetts, decided to walk about 15 minutes to her local grocery store Sunday to get some sauce and cheese to make lasagna.“I could have drove, but you know what? I wanted to enjoy the snow,” the 60-year-old nurse’s aide said. “It’s very quiet. Sometimes the snow brings that peace. It’s almost like God told everybody to take a rest. With all the things happening in the world, why not enjoy these days?”Boston Mayor Marty Walsh asked people to be careful driving into the city and shoveling the wet, heavy snow. He also urged people to clear off fire hydrants and help neighbors.The speed limit on the MassPike was lowered to 40 mph from the New York border to the Worcester area. Speed limits also were reduced in New Jersey on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday amid a mix of rain, sleet and snow.Officials across northern New England stressed caution to thrill-seekers looking to make the most out of the heavy snow, especially after two fatal accidents Saturday at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.“While the heavy snow from our recent winter storm provides for optimum conditions for winter sports like snowmobiling, they also create hazards and we must be cautious,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said.The storm was welcome news at ski areas, which faced some of the lowest snowfall totals in years last year.“It’s the complete opposite of last year in terms of snow,” said Rachael Wilkinson, director of marketing at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine. “It’s night and day and everyone is absolutely thrilled.”The ski area is expected to get 20 to 26 inches of snow by the end of the day Monday.Vermont’s governor declared Monday a “Powder Day” and urged winter weather enthusiasts to take advantage of all the snow. Republican Gov. Phil Scott encouraged out-of-state skiers and snowmobilers to stay an extra day or two in Vermont and take advantage of the conditions. He said in a statement that visitors can feel free to “tell their boss Vermont’s Governor asked them to stay.”The Bangor Police Department in Maine took to Facebook on Sunday to offer its own take on official snowstorm advice. The department reminded people to check with their bosses before staying in and taking the day off, and to take off their ski-masks before checking in on elderly neighbors.Those who do go out should bring a blanket, water, working flashlight, small shovel, charged cellphone, snacks and mittens – not gloves.“Now get to the grocery store and buy things you will never need. Our economy depends on it,” the department quipped. Author: Associated Press center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

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Miranda Lambert shares new track Tequila Does

first_imgMiranda Lambert has unveiled another new track from her upcoming album Wildcard, released on 1st November 2019.The Texas-tinged Tequila Does has become a fan-favourite on Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour. Take a listen below:“Tequila Does is country. And country music makes me happy,” said Lambert of the track. “No matter how rock or edgy or scorned you can get, when you come back to a country song with a steel guitar, it makes my soul feel like it’s on fire.”The song follows the release of Wildcard tracks It All Comes Out in the Wash, Locomotive, Mess with My Head, Bluebird, Pretty Bitchin’, and Way Too Pretty for Prison featuring Maren Morris.Lambert is currently on the road with her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour with special guests Maren Morris, Elle King, Pistol Annies, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack as support on select dates.last_img read more

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Bureau Veritas Selects Keysight for sub-6 GHz & mm-Wave 5G Conformance Testing

first_imgKeysight Technologies has announced that Bureau Veritas has chosen its 5G conformance test solutions for the global 5G new radio (NR) device certification. Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Products Services division selected Keysight’s 5G network emulations solutions to meet their 5G radio frequency (RF) conformance test requirements as specified by the 3GPP 5G NR standard. The extended collaboration enables Bureau Veritas’ to address a wide range of RF demodulation and radio resource management (RRM) test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB.Keysight’s end-to-end 5G test solutions enable Bureau Veritas to offer 5G solutions to their existing mobile and ICT clients. However, they will also pro-actively support clients across diverse industries such as automotive, healthcare, manufacturing and agriculture, who will be adopting 5G to make their products connected.Ecosystems, consisting of mobile operators, device makers, and test labs, use Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to address 5G test requirements, accelerating global certification of 5G multi-mode devices in different form factors. By using similar test tools and test cases across the ecosystem, users can achieve rapid validation of device performance and consistent results.Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions enable mobile operators, chipset and device manufacturers, as well as test labs, to validate new devices across the workflow, from early design to acceptance and manufacturing in both sub-6GHz (FR1) and mm-Wave (FR2) frequency bands. The solution suite leverages the company’s UXM 5G Wireless Platform to provide early access to a leading number of 5G NR conformance protocol and RF test cases validated by GCF and PTCRB on a common platform. Keysight offers end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) test solutions by combining its 5G network emulation solutions with its compact antenna test range (CATR) chambers to support regulatory RF testing of 5G mobile devices in both conducted and radiated test environments across frequency 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mm-Wave).Click here for more information on Keysight’s 5G solutions.last_img read more

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