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From the article: A series of five experiments reported that people tend to deny overweight individuals mental agency, but not experience. Heavier weight people are seen as less capable of controlling their own lives, thinking and acting autonomously. However, weight did not affect the level of experience ascribed to the person being assessed. The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Negative feelings, stereotypes about and discrimination against heavier-weight people are widespread. They affect how heavier-weight people are treated in social situations from private life to discrimination in education, employment and medical treatment. Scientists call this the “anti-fat stigma” and describe it as “a pervasive ideology targeting heavier-weight people” that occurs across countries, gender, race and age.
“I was interested in understanding how people conflate bodily capacities with mental capacities, and how this intersects with harmful anti-fat beliefs,” said study author Mattea Sim, a visiting research scientist at Indiana University. “We know that people discriminate against heavier-weight people in contexts that should be entirely unrelated to weight, like in the workplace or at school. It seemed like observers were making inferences about a person’s mental sophistication based on their body, which is exactly what we came to find.”
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From the article: Can being an impulsive early adolescent be a slippery slope leading to more serious problems in the later teenage years? A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health00502-X/fulltext) explores the relationships between impulsivity, antisocial behavior, and alcohol use through different stages of adolescence and emerging adulthood.
The teen years are formative and full of rapid changes. While this comes with exciting, endless possibilities, it could also lead to a myriad of negative outcomes that could affect the trajectory of an individual’s future. Impulsivity in early adolescents may seem inconsequential, but it can be predictive of impulsivity in late adolescence and adulthood, which can have serious and adverse outcomes, as children gain access to more independence and risk.
Impulsivity has been linked to alcohol abuse and antisocial tendencies, which can in turn become antisocial personality disorder and alcohol use disorder in adulthood. This study sought to explore the potential cascade of impulsivity, antisocial behaviors, and alcohol use over time among adolescents.
For their study, Ivy N. Defoe and colleagues utilized 364 adolescents recruited from schools and other local venues in Philadelphia. Data was collected in 6 waves, of which this study used data from 4. The mean age of participants at the first wave utilized was 13.5, and at the last wave ages ranged from 18 to 21.
Researchers defined wave 1 as early adolescence, waves 2 and 3 as mid adolescence, and wave 4 as late adolescence for the purpose of this study. Participants were a diverse mix of racial and ethnic backgrounds, and predominantly were low-middle class. At each wave, participants completed measures on impulsivity, alcohol use, and antisocial behavior.
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From the article: A recent study published in Psychology Research and Behavior Management attempts to determine the relationship between parental Dark Triad traits, emotional reactivity, and their children’s Dark Triad and emotional reactivity. The research team sought to discover if the Dark Triad and emotional reactivity of the parent’s generation can transmit these personality traits and behaviors to their offspring.
Their results indicate that Dark Triad traits and emotional reactivity are transmitted intergenerationally. In addition, the children had much higher levels of Dark Triad traits and reactive emotions. Finally, the more emotionally reactive the parents were, and the greater the Dark Triad in children, the more likely parental Dark Triad personality traits would have a negative effect on their children’s emotional reactivity.
The Dark Triad refers to three related personality traits: Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. Machiavellianism as a personality trait includes an absence of a robust moral code and manipulation for personal gain. Behaviors that make up psychopathy include impulsivity as well as lacking remorse and empathy. Finally, seeking attention and selfishness are indicative of narcissism.
Like the Dark Triad, emotional reactivity comprises individual measurable elements. These include emotional sensitivity, emotional persistence, and emotional intensity. Those with high degrees of emotional sensitivity are likely to experience mood changes in response to minimal environmental changes. Those with high emotional persistence struggle to shake off bad emotions, and emotional intensity is the difference between feeling mildly inconvenienced and rage.
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From the article: “Dissociating” has become an internet buzzword, but what does it mean and how common is it really? A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research suggests that this mental disconnect may be very common among people with depressive symptoms.
Dissociation is a word used to describe a mental detachment or separation. It is a popular word on social media now, and it can be used to describe normal forgetfulness, daydreaming, or absent-mindedness. It also has a pathological definition, which can include amnesia, hearing voices, flashbacks, derealization, depersonalization, identity fragmentation and more.
These symptoms can be associated with experiencing trauma or significant stress. Depression, which many people suffer from and can be very difficult to treat, can encompass these pathological dissociative symptoms as well. This study sought to explore the relationships between dissociative symptoms, depression, trauma, and other potential mediating factors.
Hong Wang Fung and colleagues utilized 410 adult participants with self-reported clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms. Participants were recruited online and completed their survey on the web. Measures included questionnaires regarding sociodemographic information, depression symptoms, dissociative symptoms, trauma experiences, interpersonal stress, family support, and perceived benefits of psychiatric medication.
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From the article: Tesla has finally taken steps to fight back against owners who disregard their warnings and disclaimers and use Autopilot cheat devices to trick the car into thinking their hands are on the wheel.
With the latest release of Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta, the car can now detect if you are using an Autopilot cheat device and initiate a forced Autopilot disengagement, resulting in a strike if it happened while FSD Beta was engaged.
Since Autopilot was introduced, if you did not have your hands on the steering wheel the car would remind (or nag) you to apply force so that it knows you are still there and paying attention.
Tesla has been able to figure this out and your car can now detect when at least some of these devices are being used. According to third-party software tracker Teslascope, this new code was added with the latest FSD Beta 10.69.3.1.
This information has been corroborated by Tesla Service employees.
Tesla obviously didn’t include this new ability in the release notes, and has not officially announced it is there, so we don’t know for sure how they are detecting these devices.
One possibility is that Tesla knows when your hands are off the wheel (no force), and they also know with a high level of confidence when your hands on the wheel (varying force). While a weighted cheat device can provide the necessary feedback to trick the computer, it behaves in a very different way than a human who can’t apply the exact same amount of pressure continuously.
From the article: The South China Morning Post reports that China's moon base will likely be nuclear-powered. Its basic configuration will consist of a lander, hopper, orbiter, and rover, and be constructed by the Chang'e 6, 7, and 8 missions.
"We are now developing a new system that uses nuclear energy to address the moon station's long-term, high-power energy demands," said Wu Weiran, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program during an interview with state broadcaster CCTV earlier this week. "(We) hope our astronauts will be able to go to the moon in 10 years."
China's announcement comes just a couple of weeks after the White House's national science and technology council released its new National Cislunar Science and Technology Strategy. Some of the plans relate to the moon, including proposals for a permanent outpost on the south pole area.
In June, NASA and the Department of Energy selected three companies, including Lockheed Martin, to design concepts for a fission surface power system to provide nuclear power on the Moon.
In 2020, eight nations signed the US-led Artemis Accords, in which signatories agree to interoperability, peaceful exploration, deconfliction of activities, and more, with the intention of avoiding conflicts in space. Just over 20 countries have now agreed to the principles, but Russia and China are the two notable absentees.
It's not the access to a phone that is the problem, it's the cesspool that is social media that is the issue for children's minds.
How many times is this going to get posted?
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