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

La Plaine Student Receives 1st Of New Annual Scholarship From Diaspora Group

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary La Plaine Student Receives 1st Of New Annual Scholarship From Diaspora Group by: – August 18, 2014 Tweet Share Share 111 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Mervin Paul hands check to Christine Phillip. Christina Bethel (middle)Christina Bethel of La Plaine is the first recipient of a $1000 secondary school scholarship from a group of concerned Dominicans – both local and in the Diaspora.On Saturday August 16th, a brief ceremony at the La Plaine Agricultural Training Centre saw the group’s contribution to youth development through education.The group comprises Dominicans who reside both here and overseas, including Caribbean countries, Asia, the U.S. and Canada.“We are people who are very concerned about the development of the country and we are of the many who see what the Government is doing and have decided to play our part in a small way”.“There are a number of people living outside of Dominica who are very interested in your development. They felt that it is not enough to just talk and say what should be done in the country but they were prepared to put their money where their mouths are”.“Hence, together with those of us who are part of this organisation and live in Dominica, we decided to show our gratitude for what Dominica has done for us, support the Government in their work in the area of human resource development and give back to communities and constituencies,” said Chairman of the donor group, Mervin Paul.Education and Human Resource Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean who is also Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency felt that the presentation ceremony, though simple, was very significant.He said, “It took a few concerned Dominicans to come together with the understanding that the Government of Dominica cannot do it alone and so they have joined forces because we all recognize that education is a right of every Dominican child and it ought not to be a privilege for few individuals. Gone are the days when some children could access education because of their surname or because their parents had money; and for those who could not, they could not afford quality education. The Government of Dominica recognized many years ago that we needed to open up secondary education to every Dominican child. That was way back in 2005. Even while we are doing this, there are still some children who are not as privileged as others and that is where concerned Dominicans step in.”The scholarship recipient, Christina Bethel was selected from a daunting list of deserving students.Paul explained, “We looked at a number of [students] who did GSAT exams and it wasn’t easy to arrive at the person who is receiving the scholarship. We felt that when we considered all the factors, this is the person with whom we should start. Nobody should feel left out because you just never know until next year, if it will be your turn…Our hope is that the presentation will be put to good use and will go a long way in enhancing the opportunities given to this [student].”The donor group, which will be awarding scholarships to students of other constituencies in subsequent years promised, however, that Christina’s satisfactory performance at secondary school will guarantee continued assistance.Christine Phillip, Christina’s mother responded, “I was surprised when I received a letter saying that my daughter, Christina Bethel, was awarded a scholarship from a Labour-based group. It’s always good to know that a young group can show concern for the betterment of our children. Today, I stand here humbly as a parent to thank all who have contributed to this special occasion. A new seed has been sown and today we are witnessing he first bite of the first fruit. Again, thank you for making such a positive contribution to education. It is with great emotion that I accept this gesture and assure you that I will do my utmost to ensure that Christina does well at secondary school.”The scholarship recipient spoke on her own behalf.“I would like to say thank you to the group for choosing me to receive this gift. Thank you for assisting me…I promise to do my utmost to be a great student and make you proud of me,” she said.Three additional students were awarded packages of school supplies from the La Plaine Constituency Labour Youth Organisation.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Dalung Re-opens National Stadium Swimming Pool today

first_imgTasks Nigerian Swimmers   ahead of 2020 Olympic GamesThe   Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, Dalung will   re-open  the newly renovated National Stadium swimming pool Complex situated at the National Stadium complex in Surulere, Lagos today. It   was fully renovated after 18 years of abandonment by successive governments.Meanwhile,  Dalung has charged Nigerian Swimmers to excel at the 2020 Olympic Games slated for Tokyo.“Now, the Aquatic Federation will have no excuse when we ask them for updates about their activities towards presenting athletes for the 2020 Olympic Games. The world class facility is now at their beck and call for them to make use of. All they need is little logistics to organize local and national events where talents will be discovered and nurtured.”The Minister who will be in Lagos for the landmark occasion will be using the ceremony to declare open the 2nd West and Central African CANA Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship at the renovated Olympic size swimming pool complex.Barrister Dalung praised the contractor, Joseph Odobeatu popularly known as O’Jez for his commitment and determination to execute the project at a time when the Federal Government could not immediately meet up with its own end of the bargain in realizing funds on time for the project.“I am indeed overwhelmed by the pace of work recorded since I assumed office. We are very happy that a national facility which was abandoned for 18 years has been completely renovated and now ready to be used for national and international competitions. The contractor Joseph Odobeatu has lived up to expectation and has defended his integrity. He may not have made monetary profit but money cannot buy the name he has made here,” Dalung said.The swimming complex which was in a dilapidated state for 18 years and rehabilitated comprises a state box, press gallery, changing rooms, warm up swimming pool, pumping and treatment machines, spectators stand and an entertainment stage.The Minister said the project will be counted as one of the achievements to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s two years in office.last_img read more

4 arraigned for narco possession, smoking utensils

first_imgFour men on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and the possession of smoking utensils.Dennis Brewster, 41, a farmer of 116 Victory Valley, Wismar, Linden, pleaded guilty to the possession of narcotics charge and was placed on ,000 bail; while Anastasia Marques, 23, of Industrial Squatting Area, Mackenzie, Linden, pleaded not guilty to the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and was remanded to prison.In addition, Naugubie Saul, 23, a mason, of Victory Valley Squatting Area, Mackenzie, pleaded guilty to a possession of narcotics charge, as well as a possession of a smoking utensil charge and was sentenced to 50 hours of Community Service. Finally, Andrew Brian, of Wismar who was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued for him was remanded to prison on a possession of narcotics charge.Brewster, Marques and Brian will make their next court appearance on December 20. The charges were laid following a raid by Police ranks for possession and sale of illicit drugs in the Wismar and Mackenzie Area.Several raids were conducted in the Victory Valley Squatting Area and Industrial Area, Mackenzie and the three men and the woman were arrested for trafficking in narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of smoking utensils. The raids were done with the intention of getting rid of illegal drugs from the streets.last_img read more

Roger Lee Faulkner, 40

first_imgMr. Roger Lee Faulkner age 40 of Salem died Friday, May 15 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.Mr. Faulkner was born August 23, 1974 in Jefferson County, Kentucky the son of David Louis and Glenda Sue McCoy Faulkner.He is survived by four children and one grandchild, his parents:  David and Glenda Faulkner of Salem, a brother:  David Glenn Faulkner of Louisville, and a sister:  Melanie Sue McKinsley of Salem. There will be no services or visitation.last_img

FC Porto boss didnt think Casillas heart attack was serious

first_imgFC Porto manager Sergio Conceicao revealed he didn’t initially believe Iker Casillas’ heart attack was very serious.Real Madrid legend Casillas was submitted to the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack during training in Portugal.Casillas underwent emergency surgery, where he had a heart catheterization. Fortunately, the 37-year-old is in a stable condition with his wife, Sara Carbonero, announcing this afternoon he could be discharged from the hospital on Monday.And now Conceicao has spoken on the shocking events on Wednesday, where he admitted Casillas’ symptoms initially seemed harmless.“When it happened I must say we didn’t think it was very serious, we thought it was just some indisposition like sometimes happens,” said Conceicao, according to Goal.“But after 15, 20 minutes of training we were not so focused because of that situation and in the end we had the news, the doctor called me and that was when I felt the team was shocked with what happened.Todo controlado por aquí, un susto grande pero con las fuerzas intactas. Muchísimas gracias a todos por los mensajes y el cariño 😃💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/i3TXsELUGDGerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) May 1, 2019“At that moment we were apprehensive when we had knowledge of the seriousness of the situation. But, fortunately, Iker is well and the team is with him and extremely united for him and for his family. Because football is part of life, but life itself is much more important than anything else.“The team obviously feels the same way when a health problem or something similar happens to someone in the team, the team is very united and they felt it like it was happening to them.”Casillas will be out for the remainder of Porto’s campaign, with doubts beginning to creep in on whether his playing days have ended after such a serious health scare.For now, though, Porto’s main focus lies on Saturday’s Primeira Liga match against Desportivo Aves. The Dragons need a victory to keep the pressure on leaders Benfica, who hold a two-point lead ahead of the final three games.PORTO, PORTUGAL – NOVEMBER 28: Sergio Conceicao manager of FC Porto shows appreciation to the fans at the end of the match after the UEFA Champions League Group D match between FC Porto and FC Schalke 04 at Estadio do Dragao on November 28, 2018 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)last_img read more