Attachment anxiety heightens aversion toward pattern deviancy, according to new psychology research

first_imgShare on Facebook Email Anxieties about one’s close relationships are associated with aversion towards pattern deviancy, according to new research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.“I’ve always been fascinated with objects, experiences, and situations that are irregular, abnormal, and break the pattern of what we are used to. I’ve consistently found that people tend to feel negatively about such ‘deviant’ stimuli. The obvious next question was to ask where these negative attitudes towards deviancy come from,” explained study author Anton Gollwitzer, a PhD Candidate at Yale University.Two initial surveys of 239 participants found a link between attachment anxiety and aversion toward pattern deviancy. People who agreed with statements such as “My desire to be very close sometimes scares people away” and “I often worry that my partner doesn’t really love me” tended to also say that broken patterns of geometric shapes made them feel uncomfortable, anxious, or annoyed. Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Share on Twitter The researchers then conducted an experiment with another 333 individuals, which found that participants who were asked to recall a relationship where they felt anxiously attached tended to have heightened aversion towards broken geometric patterns compared to participants who were asked to recall a relationship where they felt comfortable and secure.A second experiment with 501 participants replicated the findings with a different measure of pattern deviancy aversion. Instead of being asked to evaluate patterns of geometric shapes, the participants were simply asked how they felt “about things that break a pattern, are out of line, and are disordered.”“Anxiety in terms of our social relationships can have a far-reaching impact on our lives, including nonsocial outcomes. Although we tend to think of our social and nonsocial attitudes as independent, our social experiences can actually alter the way we more generally approach objects, experiences, and situations,” Gollwitzer told PsyPost.Future research could address why the association between attachment anxiety and aversion toward pattern deviancy exists.“Is the link between anxious attachment and disliking broken patterns functional in some way? For instance, do unstable social relationships serve as a signal for dangerous irregularities in the environment? If true, then anxious attachment may heighten people’s dislike of broken patterns to help them avoid these harmful irregularities,” Gollwitzer said.The study, “Anxious Attachment as an Antecedent of People’s Aversion Towards Pattern Deviancy“, was authored by Anton Gollwitzer and Margaret S. Clark. Sharelast_img read more

Tottenham said to have shelved €30m offer for player, will focus…

first_imgRabiot only has a year left on his PSG contract and has been stalling over a renewal, said to want more money than the French club have so far put forward.Tottenham were brought into the situation earlier this month, when it was claimed by France Football that Spurs had entered the race for the player, with Mauricio Pochettino seeing Rabiot as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele.Catalan newspaper Sport now say Tottenham have withdrawn from the race, aware Rabiot wants Barcelona, or alternatively to renew with PSG. Spurs are therefore going to focus on other midfield targets.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s claimed Tottenham had planned to offer €30m for the player, but that plan is now shelved. Barca are prepared to pay €35m.Rabiot may be encouraged to leave France this summer because of the bad feeling towards him in the country. After refusing to be on Didier Deschamps’ reserve list for the World Cup, furious at not being picked in the main squad, the PSG midfielder received widespread Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo The Catalan media have been talking Adrien Rabiot to Barcelona up for a few days. It was first claimed that Eric Abidal had travelled to France to set the wheels in motion over a summer transfer.last_img read more

Caps Win 3 in a Row for the First Time this Season

first_imgTom Wilson scored just 54 seconds into his first home game of the season off of a gorgeous feed from Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals built a 3-0 lead, then hung on for a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thanksgiving Eve. The Caps, who are 4-1 since Willy returned from his suspension, have now won three straight for the first time this campaign and improved to 11-7-3 (25 points). They trail 1st place Columbus by just a single point in the Metropolitan Division.Since there is lots of turkey to be eaten over the next several days, let’s get right to the highlights and analysis of this triumph.Top Line Tommy’s return has led to a perfect five for five of quality efforts from the Capitals and it’s no surprise that the team has shown a huge uptick over that span. Wilson is physical, skates incredibly well for his size, and brings energy on and off of the ice. When he’s in the lineup, every player on the Caps seems to have more confidence. Willy has six points in five games and with Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie out due to upper body injuries (they were both hit in the head in Winnipeg), Tom has had to play more minutes. His total against Chicago was 22:42, which led all Capitals forwards. Wilson is playing a key role at even strength, on the penalty kill, and now on the power play with the Osh Babe on the shelf. He’s only 24 years old, too.Andre Burakovsky played his best game of the season on Wednesday night notching a goal and employing an incredibly strong two way game. He was rewarded with late ice time with the Blackhawks net empty and when Chicago was throwing the kitchen sink at the Caps, #65 made a really strong play on the right wing boards to get a puck out of the zone against two Chicago players to help salt this one away. Andre was skating extremely confidently all game and he was excellent with his decisions with the biscuit. As Japers Rink reporter Jason Rogers mentioned afterwards, Wilson chimed in on Burky’s post game press conference by stating that Andre just needed his big brother back. That brought a sarcastic “You take credit for everything” reply from Burky, but it was all in good fun and shows just how close this squad is on and off of the ice. The bottom line is Wilson makes everyone in the lineup better because it puts the other players in the proper slots when it comes to the lines and matchups. Willy is one of the few guys on the team who can play with Ovechkin (1 assist). Finally, Burakovsky does deserve credit for turning his season around. He has 2 goals and an assist in the five games since Wilson returned while getting just one of each in the first 16 games. The Caps need #65 playing well if they want to go deep in the playoffs, like last season (yes, we all want the game 7 vs. Tampa version of Burakovsky).Michal Kempny was moved by Chicago to the Caps before last season’s trade deadline. At the time, Caps GM Brian MacLellan, who some felt was the village idiot during the summer of 2017 (but not this guy!), thought that #6 could slot in as the Caps fourth defensemen. He was proven to be correct during the Stanley Cup run and then Michal signed a four year contract to come back to Washington this offseason. On Wednesday night, he really stuck it to his old club scoring the third goal with a point blast that Corey Crawford never saw because of an excellent double screen by Brett Connolly and Lars Eller. More importantly, after the Capitals went to sleep a bit and let Chicago back in the game, Michal made a great step up in the neutral zone to disrupt a Blackhawks potential game tying rush and stole the puck. Kempny swung it quickly to his right where John Carlson dumped it nicely down the boards to Travis Boyd, who then made a gorgeous pass to Devante Smith-Pelly at the back door for the game clinching tally. It was a very pretty play, but also the result of proper positioning, especially by Kempny.Braden Holtby (37 saves) was a big reason the Capitals won this contest. After Washington raced out to a 2-0 lead in goals and eight to zip in shots, the Blackhawks found their legs. They are a very fast team that likes to rush the puck up the ice. They go to the cage fairly well, too. The Holtbeast was really dialed in and with Chicago trying to go low on him pretty much all game, Braden made sure to hit the ice to stop those attempts and smother the puck to prevent rebounds. The Holtbeast made a lot of big saves in this affair and he took some contact along the way. Jonathan Toews poked Holtby well after a whistle in the third period and the keeper whacked him back in the skates. Toews didn’t like that and shoved his glove in Braden’s face, but fortunately Wilson jumped in and pushed the Chicago captain out of there. Since returning from injury on Monday, the Holtbeast has stopped 59 of the 61 shots he’s faced. He is now 7-5-2 with a .909 save percentage.Jakub Vrana had a gem of a game in just 12:46 of ice time. His no look behind the back pass to Burakovsky on the power play made it 2-0 and then it was #13 who pounced on the loose puck on an offensive zone faceoff, skated it out of traffic on the boards, and then fed Kempny for his rocket that made it 3-0. Vrana now has 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists) in 21 games.The biggest thing I didn’t like was the way the Capitals played for the next 20 minutes after it was 3-0. Washington became careless with the puck, especially in the offensive zone and it cost them two goals. Brandon Saad made it 3-1 late in period two when Dmitry Orlov mistakenly overcommitted himself to #20 on the perimeter, blew a tire, and fell down. Saad then beat Holtby to the far post, a goal Braden won’t like. Chicago received a bunch of odd man rushes until DSP’s tally and they were the result of too many back passes from the corners to the high slot by Washington players. When you are up multiple goals, the best thing to do is keep the puck deep in your opponents end and cycle their defense. The Blackhawks have some young guys out there on the blue line, but their forwards are fast and experienced. So why the Caps players were putting blind and careless passes back to the points boggled my mind. Caps assistant coach Blaine Forsythe didn’t like it either and commented that the reason the Capitals finally were able to make it 4-2 was because they started making smarter decisions with the puck in the offensive zone. It’s not a hard concept, but with the high end skill the Caps have, the players sometimes forget that they have to change their approach to the game when they get a big lead. The low percentage plays need to be put on the shelf and the ones that make your trailing opponents have to go 200 feet to score through a wall of Capitals players is the way to proceed. Let’s hope they learned that lesson on Wednesday night.Overall though, the Caps are doing many of the little things right again and as a result, they are winning games. They blocked 18 shots and after it was 4-2, they kept the Blackhawks on the perimeter the rest of the way. They just need to keep cleaning up their puck management, especially when they have the lead.Next up for the Caps is a 4:00 pm tilt with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday afternoon. The Wings started horribly, but are playing much better hockey now. Former Capital Mike Green missed several games due to an illness, but he’s back and is a big factor in the Wings record sitting at 10-9-2 following Wednesday’s OT triumph over Boston. Detroit won a wild one at Capital One Arena back in February when the Capitals were really struggling. On Wednesday night, Washington paid back Chicago for the 7-1 beating they received last February at the United Center, now it’s time for some pay back on the Wings on Friday.Notes: Matt Niskanen, who had a great stack the shin pads shot block in period three, logged 23:47 to lead the Capitals in ice time. Nisky had 7 of the 18 blocked shots by Washington, impressive!…the Caps lost the face off battle, 28-27, but they did have the only faceoff tally (Kempny’s blast). Travis Boyd went 6-3 and Chandler Stephenson was 4-0…Dmitri Jaskin logged just 7:30 and was -1. Chicago was not a good matchup for him…Brent Seabrook had 9 of the Blackhawks 39 shots, which is indicative of a lot of perimeter play. 18 of Chicago’s 39 shots came from blue liners while just 7 of the Capitals 27 shots were from defensemen…the Caps were 1 for 3 on the power play while Chicago went 0 for 3.last_img read more

Rashford’s Late Winner Keep United’s Hope Alive

first_imgMarcus Rashford’s late strike ended Bournemouth’s unbeaten home record in the Premier League as Manchester United came from behind to record a second consecutive victory that will come as a great relief to their manager. José Mourinho had speculated before the match that United could still force their way into top-four contention this season if they were to string together a run of positive results between now and Christmas.Yet, even if United relied on luck at times against a free-flowing Bournemouth side that had taken an early lead through Callum Wilson, Anthony Martial’s fifth goal in as many games and Rashford’s intervention off the bench were enough to secure the points.In the absence of Romelu Lukaku, who picked up an injury in training on Friday, Mourinho handed Alexis Sánchez his first Premier League start since their draw six weeks ago against Wolves and left Rashford on the bench in the week the England striker celebrated his 21st birthday. Yet if Mourinho was hoping that making only one change from the side that got a win at Everton last week would result in a quick start he was to be gravely disappointed.The lapse of concentration from Chris Smalling that allowed Ryan Fraser through on goal in the fourth minute, only for the Scotland international to fluff his lines after a poor second touch, was the precursor of things to come in a calamitous opening spell for the visitors that saw them deservedly fall a goal behind.Within a minute Bournemouth carved open United’s defence three times before finally making the breakthrough when Wilson tapped home a cross from Junior Stanislas after a brilliant reverse pass from Lewis Cook. The former Coventry striker, who now has 50 goals for Bournemouth since joining them in 2014, and was a constant threat throughout the first half, combining well with David Brooks and the impressive Stanislas, who was making his first league start of the season after injury.By contrast, United looked lifeless in attack until midway through the half when Sánchez started to make his presence felt. It was the Chilean’s persistence that gave an opportunity for the equaliser as he won the ball in the centre circle before linking up with Ashley Young on the right to lay the ball on a plate for Martial. An impressive leap to beat Nathan Aké to a header almost resulted in United going in ahead at the break, only for Juan Mata to screw his shot wide of the goal.But Bournemouth, who had accumulated 11 points from their five previous home matches this season, refused to lie down and would have retaken the lead if not for two important saves from David de Gea.At the other end, Luke Shaw tested Asmir Begovic but Mourinho had clearly seen enough and threw on Rashford and Ander Herrera in place of Mata and the unproductive Fred. The change seemed to have the desired effect as the Red Devils started to dominate possession, with Sánchez drawing a good save from Begovic before Herrera slammed a shot just wide of the post.But a miraculous goal-line block by the outstanding Aké from Rashford’s shot after Young’s free-kick hit the woodwork made it look it might not be United’s day. Paul Pogba had also failed to convert the rebound, with Brooks clearing off the line for a second occasion, and when Herrera curled another effort wide of the target it seemed their chance of victory may have vanished.An inventive flowing move started and finished by Brooks could have made it even worse for United but once more De Gea was able to lay bare the effort. It was to prove crucial as Rashford pounced on a rare mistake from Aké to slam home the winner. Relatedlast_img read more

UVU basketball: Coach Dick Hunsaker discusses being at UVU, mentor Rick Majerus and coaching his son

first_imgDick Hunsaker has built Utah Valley University’s basketball program from the ground up, beginning in 2002 when the school was a junior college and making the transition to the NCAA’s Division I.He began his head coaching career at Ball State in 1989, where he found instant success in taking the Cardinals to the Sweet 16 in his first year. He left his job after four years and a 97-33 record in the midst of an NCAA investigation — even though the school did not blame him for any wrongdoing. He coached in the CBA and Manchester College before landing at the University of Utah, where he coached with former mentor Rick Majerus for four years, including one season when he filled in for an ill Majerus and was the MWC’s coach of the year. He has been at UVU for the past 12 years and has compiled a record of 212-135.Deseret News sportswriter Mike Sorensen talked with Hunsaker about his 37-year coaching career, which began as a graduate assistant at alma mater Weber State in 1977.Your team is off to great start in your first year in the WAC, standing in first place with three road wins already. Are you surprised by your instant success in the WAC?Any time you play three of four on the road and you pull them out, there’s always a degree of surprise. I have a group that’s not going to turn your heads with talent, but they play hard; they play intelligently; they play together with all the core fundamentals; and they believe in what we’re doing. We’ve been competitive in all of our games outside of Oklahoma State. We’ve played them all well and had a very challenging schedule.Your son Holton is a senior and leads your team in scoring (12.0 ppg) and assists (4.3 apg). What has it been like coaching your son?I never believed in coaching my kids. I never coached them in Pee Wee ball or in any aspect. It was never an intended direction to coach my son. It just kind of fell that way. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s been terrific. He’s an exceptional young man; he stands for so many good things; he represents good things on and off the court. It’s worked out for us because of his style, his drive, his effort and his competitiveness.You worked with Rick Majerus at Ball State and at the University of Utah. What was it like coaching for Majerus?For me it was wonderful coaching with Rick. The relationship, friendship and times we had always brings a tear to my eye. We went so far back in life, the development of both of our careers and his influence and the friendship he gave me was irreplaceable. I first met him when I was a player at Weber State in the mid-’70s and he was in his first or second year at Marquette and we were working basketball camps in the mountains at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. He had hair back then. Rick had such a wonderful sense of humor. We were certainly hard-nosed and competitive and very driven, but sometimes at practice, the players were afraid to crack a smile or laugh. He really helped my style as a coach.What have been the biggest highlights of your career?Obviously the Sweet 16 was a highlight in my first year at Ball State. Coaching the Utes was a big deal. That frying pan was sizzling when I stepped in. The team I had was not yet a unit and the adjustment between Rick and myself took a little time and it took us awhile to get untracked. That was a real challenge but a great credit to the kids I coached on that team. But the greatest experience for me has been Utah Valley. From where we started to where we are now has been really a fantastic experience.Do you ever look back and wonder what might have been if you’d moved up the coaching ladder?Sure, but in the big scheme, you don’t know how you would have handled success. I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason and a purpose. The relationships I’ve had with my players has been so important throughout my career and none greater than my time at Utah Valley. When you get up in years, you start reflecting and what really does matter really is the relationships. As my career has evolved, without question, the greatest rewards have been my relationships with the players I have coached from my first JV players at Weber in 1977 to the CBA to now. It really has made … my career path feel 100 percent where it should have been.last_img read more

‘Superbad’ should strike chord with teens

first_imgIf I hadn’t seen it for myself last week, I’d be a lot less bullish on the box office prospects of “Superbad.” But the raunchy comedy, from “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin” producer Judd Apatow, should really strike a chord with the teen crowd and nail down first place this weekend on its way to the $100 million club. “Superbad” was written by “Knocked Up” star Seth Rogen, who has a supporting role in the flick. But the real stars are Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, who play high school best buddies experiencing their last summer before going to separate colleges. The movie has the potential to be this generation’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” or “American Pie,” so I don’t want to underestimate its potential. It should have a $25 million-plus debut, displacing the softer-than-expected “Rush Hour 3” and besting other new wide releases “The Invasion” and “The Last Legion.” SERIOUSLY? Like Kidman, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins are Oscar winners with spotty box office records. Along with Colin Firth, they headline “The Last Legion,” a historical epic from The Weinstein Co. that I think won’t manage a debut of more than $5 million or so. Audiences are not in the mood for anything remotely serious this summer as evidenced by fine films like “A Mighty Heart” and “Rescue Dawn” being virtually ignored. Meanwhile, a silly flick like “Licensed to Wed” has grossed $43 million and counting. FOR THE RECORD: Despite a lackluster stretch in June, summer 2007 could end up being a revenue record-setter. The biggest summer on record is 2004, when domestic ticket sales between the first weekend of May through Labor Day were $3.93 billion. As of Sunday, overall summer grosses stood at $3.624 billion, according to box office tracker Media By Numbers. That is 9.42 percent ahead of last year’s summer-to-date total of $3.312 billion. Attendance is 4.63 percent of the 2006 summer season. It has helped that August has been so strong, led by “The Bourne Ultimatum.” For the past five weeks, ticket sales have exceeded last year’s with the overall box office picture helped immensely by the terrific grosses for “The Bourne Ultimatum,” which had the biggest August opening of all time.” (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KIDMAN NOT ALWAYS GOLDEN: Nicole Kidman is an Oscar winner, a three-time Golden Globe recipient and one of the biggest movie stars in the world. But a major summer box office draw? Not quite. Think “Bewitched.” Think “The Stepford Wives.” Think “Eyes Wide Shut.” None managed to even reach the $65 million mark domestically, despite heavy marketing pushes and massive amounts of publicity. Kidman did co-star in the $184 million hit “Batman Forever” in 1995 but was not key to that film’s success. With today’s release of the Warner Bros. sci-fi thriller “The Invasion,” I think Mrs. Keith Urban has an opportunity to have her biggest summer hit as a headliner since her 2001 smash “The Others,” which grossed $96.5 million. That, too, was a thriller with an August release date and this time around, Kidman’s co-star is James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. “Invasion” could scare up a $15 million opening. last_img read more