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

EDUCATION MINISTER LEADS PUSH TO INVOLVE MORE WOMEN IN SCIENCE

first_imgUniversities are being urged to join the push to get more women into all of levels of science, Education Secretary Angela Constance said today.While meeting with leaders in the science engagement sector Ms Constance also announced plans for the recruitment of a new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for Scotland and members to the prestigious Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).The Scottish Government will work with key stakeholders to review the CSA role to consider how to get the maximum value from this role and to make sure the post attracts a broad field of candidates.The science engagement sector – led by Scotland’s four Science Centres and numerous festivals – appears to have a better record in gender balance than other scientific areas and the Cabinet Secretary met those involved to see what lessons could be learned.Ms Constance said:“Scotland is a world leader in science and technology and our continued investment in support for STEM teaching, learning and skills development at school, college, university and beyond is paying off with increased Higher entrants and passes in these subjects. But we need to do more to counter the historic gender imbalance.“Women remain under-represented in much of the science, technology and engineering sector, but there is a key area that has made progress in achieving a better gender balance. Earlier today I met some of the inspirational women who are leading many of our science centres and science festivals to hear their views on how they have succeeded and what more we can all do to promote STEM as a potential area of study and work for girls and young women.“I have agreed that we will work together on an action plan to ensure more can be done on such a key issue. Such a plan will clearly benefit from their expertise and I am very grateful for their input.“Having women in senior, visible roles help to show girls and young women that choosing science can open up a range of career possibilities. That is why it is so important to appeal to a wide range of experts as scientific advisers to government.“I am writing to all university Principals and the Presidents of our learned societies to encourage them to work with us to ensure we recruit a new Chief Scientific Adviser that will deliver for Scotland. This critical role will reflect our commitment to drawing on the very best scientific advice and expertise.“We will also soon advertise for new members of our highest level group of independent science advisers – the SSAC. It has the potential to add real value in all policy areas connected to science, and the SSAC will also keep Ministers informed about new technologies and other scientific developments.“I am keen to see a diverse pool of potential candidates for the SSAC and the CSA post. If we are to continue to be a leading science nation we need to have all our talent contributing to public life. But we also need to make sure that we enable talented girls and young women to pursue their goals.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAction to encourage gender balance at all levels as new science advisers sought.last_img read more

Sparta shot down the Tábor region in the first preparatory match

first_imgAt the beginning of the summer training, the Spartans shot the newcomer of the second league Táborsko 5: 0 in Strahov. The Prague team decided four games in the first half due to a coronavirus pandemic behind closed doors. Matěj Polidar, a returnee from the guest, scored twice, and Ladislav Krejčí, Adam Karabec and Lukáš Juliš added after the goal. In addition, Adam Hložek did not convert to a penalty in the 10th minute. “I scored two goals, that’s fine, but otherwise I’m not completely happy. I’ve lost a lot of balloons, I have work to do,” stated for club television Polidar.“The match was the end of the fitness part of the training, next Tuesday we are leaving for the training camp in Austria. From that point of view, I’m glad that the boys played and that they clearly won against the running opponent. The result is very good, we could have scored more goals. there is something to build on, “ said Spartan coach Vaclav Kotal.In the first preparatory duel, he tried to place three defenders and placed a different eleven in each half. A stronger line-up started in the opening act, after the change mainly young men played and the goalkeeper in the Spartan jersey made the goalie Holec. The other two new players, Čelůstka and Minčev, have not yet jumped.“It’s important to be able to play both sets. I choose it according to the opponent, if he plays two attackers, it’s better to play with three stoppers.” Kotal said.Sparta was supposed to play in Strahov’s introductory preparatory match with Vltavín in a week, but due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in Prague, the leadership canceled the duel.The coronavirus recently appeared in the Letenské third-league reserve, which had to be quarantined. According to the media, several players became infected at the Techtle Mechtle nightclub. The pre-league A-team did not come into contact with the patients.Sparta Prague – Taborsko 5: 0 (4: 0)Goals: 4. and 24. Polidar, 23. Krejčí, 35. Karabec, 55. Juliš. Sparta lineup: 1st half: Heča – Plechatý, Štetina, Lischka – Vindheim, Krejčí, Dočkal, Karabec, Polidar – Tetteh, Hložek. II. half: Holec – Vitík, Krajinský, Hanousek – Šilhart, Lukavský, Trávník, Fortelný, Plavšič – Juliš, Kozák. Coach: Kotal.last_img read more

‘Supernatural’ star Jared Padalecki arrested for public intoxication and assault

first_imgColin Bentley/The CW(TEXAS) — Supernatural fans were left reeling after one of the show’s leading actors attacked several people on Sunday morning.Jared Padalecki was arrested for assaulting two people when visiting the Stereotype bar in Austin, Texas — a place he often frequents.  TMZ reports that the 37-year-old is out on $15,000 bail after spending the night in a prison cell.His booking sheet states he now faces two counts of assault and one for public intoxication.  No word on when he will face those charges in court.Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Padalecki first struck a bartender in the face early Sunday morning, but it is unknown what caused the violent exchange.  When a friend took him outside, Padalecki attacked and put him in a headlock, which was captured on camera by paparazzi.  The Supernatural actor then struck the general manager in the face after a brief confrontation.  Eyewitnesses also claim that, when police arrived, the actor flashed a wad of cash before being escorted into the backseat of a cruiser.Padalecki, nor his representatives, have spoken about the incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more