Fair or unfair? Facial cues influence how social exclusion is judged

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest Sharecenter_img Whether uninvolved observers view social exclusion as morally justified or not can be very important for the victim as a possible intervention depends on that judgment. Making such a moral judgment, however, is often difficult and time consuming, which is why observers revert to relatively superficial indicators for guidance. One such indicator is the face of the excluded person.In several studies, the team of psychologists from the University of Basel presented different male faces to a total of 480 participants. The facial characteristics had previously been altered using a recently developed method for facial manipulation. The portraits were manipulated to appear warm or cold and competent or incompetent. The participants looked at each portrait for two seconds before spontaneously deciding how acceptable they thought it was for a group to exclude this person.More protection for warm and incompetent looking peopleIn all studies, participants found it more acceptable to socially exclude people whose faces looked cold and incompetent. However, exclusion was found least acceptable when those excluded looked warm and incompetent. A possible explanation for this could be that these people are often perceived as especially in need of protection and therefore excluding them from a group would be particularly cruel, says lead researcher Dr. Selma Rudert from the Center of Social Psychology at the University of Basel.Earlier studies have shown that humans have very clear-cut ideas of what a warm or cold person looks like. However, there is no evidence for any relation between facial features and personality traits. In other words: Although appearances are deceptive, individuals let them guide their judgment. The perceived warmth and competence in a person’s face play an especially important role in this judgment.Objectivity would be important“Our results suggest that the first impression a person makes can also influence moral judgments that would actually call for objectivity”, explains Rudert. These impressions can have far-reaching consequences for how people behave in social exclusion situations: “It is conceivable that a cold and incompetent looking victim of exclusion would get less support or, in the worst case, bystanders may even actively join the ostracizing group – all based on one glance at the face of the victim.” People are often excluded from social groups. As researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whether uninvolved observers find this acceptable or not may depend on the facial appearances of those excluded. The exclusion of cold and incompetent looking people is more likely to be accepted.Social exclusion – be it at school, work or among friends – is usually a painful experience for those affected. This behavior also often has a considerable effect on third-party observers: Bullying and ostracism with the aim to hurt the victims are seen as particularly unfair and morally unacceptable. However, in some cases, social exclusion is also perceived as justified. Groups are, for example, more likely to ostracize people who cause trouble or arguments in order to restore the harmony in their group.Quick moral judgment Emaillast_img read more

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Bandelier Celebrates National Public Lands Day Sept. 26

first_imgLong House at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPSNPS News:Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and is traditionally known as the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits. Bandelier National Monument and other National Parks that normally charge entrance fees, will be free of charge Saturday, Sept. 26. The park store in Frijoles Canyon operated by Western National Parks Association, will offer a 15 percent discount on all purchases. However you choose to celebrate your public lands, be sure to RecreateResponsibly!  The next and last fee free day for 2020 is Veterans Day, Nov. 11.   For more information check out:  https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/public-lands-day.htm   For more information, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 0. Visit the website, www.nps.gov/band. Like us on Facebook BandelierNPS, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS.    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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People Moves: Strutt & Parker, Colliers International, Christie & Co and more…

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UK Govt boosts nine CCUS projects with £26m

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Pentair updates on coronavirus impact

first_imgPentair said it is withdrawing its previous first quarter and full year 2020 guidance that it provided on 28th January (2020) as this prior earning guidance did not reflect any impact from coronavirus (Covid-19).The specialised food and beverage equipment manufacturer said it cannot predict at this time if additional disruption in its facilities may arise or to the extent to which demand will be impacted by Covid-19.John L. Stauch, Pentair President and CEO, said, “This is an unprecedented time, and our focus, like yours, is the health and well-being of our employees, our customers, and our communities.”“A crisis such as this reminds us that the need for water touches nearly everything we do. No matter who we are or where we live, we are all connected by our reliance on clean, safe water.”“Pentair is in strong financial condition and we believe we are well-positioned to navigate the uncertainty of the current environment.”“We are taking appropriate steps to reduce expenses and manage costs, reduce or defer capital spending, and closely manage our working capital.”“We believe the company has a solid balance sheet and adequate liquidity to navigate through these challenging times.”“While we cannot currently forecast the length of the disruption, we expect that based on our sound strategy and the resiliency of our business, we will be in a good position when the environment improves.”The company plans to provide an update on full year 2020 guidance when it announces its first quarter 2020 results.last_img read more

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Report: OW Installation Vessel Market at 3 Bln by 2020

first_imgReportstack has announced the publication of market research report on Offshore Vessels and Cables Market which says that the market is expected to register substantial growth between 2014 and 2020.Reportstack’s report provides an understanding of the type of vessels required for offshore wind farm development and highlights major trends in the market. The demand and market size of turbine and foundation installation vessels and cable laying vessels are analyzed in the report.The report also provides a break-even analysis of vessels and information on the various vessels used in the installation of turbines and foundations, as well as information on vessel operators, the major vessel manufacturers, and the cost of vessels.The report also provides insights on the cost of offshore wind farm cables and a profile on the competitive landscape of the offshore wind farm cables market, which covers the capacity catered by major export and inter-array cable suppliers and their company profiles.This report consists– Data on the installed capacity of the global offshore wind power market and installed capacity, by country;– Data on the market shares of turbine manufacturers and the installed capacity of major developers;– Demand analysis and data on the various vessel types and the market sizes of turbines, foundation vessels, and cable laying vessels;– Insights on the cost of vessels & Break-even analysis of vessels;– Profile of the competitive landscape of vessel operators, which includes information on major vessels, vessel operators, and manufacturers, and covers the major players in the offshore wind vessel market;– Analysis on export and inter-array cable demand and market size and cost analysis;– Competitive landscape of major cable suppliers.Press Release; Image: MPIlast_img read more

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AG&P boosting workforce for LNG undertakings

first_imgThe Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company said it will be hiring more than 2,000 workers to service key LNG projects in Russia and Australia.“The company is aiming to deliver some of the largest LNG modules ever built, accelerating project construction and minimizing the time to commercial operation. Over the next three months, we expect to create thousands of jobs to build these complex and exciting modules to the highest levels of safety and quality in our yards at Batangas outside of Manila,” said William Ottiger, Chairman, AG&P.AG&P has the largest fabrication yard in South East Asia at over 1.5 million square metres and annual production capacity of 75,000 tonnes, it said in a statement.The company has grown rapidly in the last five years from 300 to over 6,000 craftsmen. AG&P provides modular construction and project support services to the offshore and onshore oil and gas, mining, power and industrial infrastructure sectors.“AG&P is aggressively ramping up. We are in urgent need of hundreds of structural welders including 2G/3G/4G SMAW, 6G SMAW, FCAW, many quality inspectors, structural, piping, engineers, structural fitters, electrical technicians (terminators), E&I detailers and checkers, Field and project engineers, strong project managers and safety personnel. We’re working round-the-clock processing applications from both local and overseas candidates for immediate hire,” said Cecile Batalia, Vice President, Human Resources.The company said it has won one of the largest export contracts in the history of the Philippines. Simultaneously, with the global prices of oil going down, projects all over the world are being cancelled, added Batalia. This has opened the door for domestic craftsmen, technical professionals and engineers working abroad to work in AG&P on one of the world’s largest LNG undertaking while being at home, it added.[mappress mapid=”16871″]Image: AG&Plast_img read more

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Ex-Shell exec goes to Woodside

first_imgAustralian Woodside has appointed Ann Pickard as a non-executive director effective February 29, 2016. Pickard joins Woodside as an independent director.Woodside Chairman Michael Chaney said that Ann Pickard had significant international businessexperience.“The directors are delighted that we have been able to attract a person of Ms Pickard’s background and experience to the company’s Board,” Chaney said.On February 1, 2016 Pickard retired from Royal Dutch Shell, where she held numerous positions during her 15-year tenure with the company. Before her retirement from Shell, Pickard served as Executive Vice President, Arctic and was responsible for Shell’s Arctic exploration efforts.This followed three years as Executive Vice President of Shell’s Exploration and Production business and Country Chair of Shell in Australia, and five years as Executive Vice President, Africa. Pickard joined Shell in 2000 after an 11-year tenure with Mobil prior to its merger with Exxon.last_img read more

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The tragic case of a 15-year-old killed on site

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Legal abroad: Doing business in Dubai

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