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Study suggests hero label may lead to exploitation of nurses, teachers, and military

Study suggests hero label may lead to exploitation of nurses, teachers, and military

[ad_1] New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that the heroization of groups such as healthcare workers or military personnel might inadvertently have negative consequences. In contemporary society, certain occupations, particularly healthcare workers, military personnel, and educators, have been elevated to hero status, especially in times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This phenomenon is not mere nicety but is deeply ingrained in media portrayals, governmental accolades, and commercial content, which often portray these workers in superhero-like imagery. Heroization intends to honor and motivate, highlighting traits like altruism and sacrifice. However, when people view certain groups as inherently self-sacrificing, they may be less responsive to injustices or exploitation faced by these individuals. Such beliefs can diminish the urgency to improve their working conditions or advocate for their well-being, with the assumption that they are willing to endure hardships for the greater good. In a series of studies, Matthew L. Stanley and Aaron C. Kay investigated the relationship between societal admiration and the unintended consequences that accompany the heroization of …

Don Gilet: Death in Paradise’s new lead has been revealed by BBC as former Eastender’s actor

Don Gilet: Death in Paradise’s new lead has been revealed by BBC as former Eastender’s actor

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The BBC has revealed the replacement for the lead detective in Death in Paradise following the emotional departure of actor Ralf Little at the close of series 14. The broadcaster announced today (2 May) that EastEnders and Shetland star Don Gilet will be taking over the role and arriving as the new British detective inspector on the fictional island of Saint Marie. Gilet is best known for playing Lucas Johnson in the long-running soap, as well as Jacob Harris in Sherwood and John Howell in Shetland. The hit BBC series, which focuses on the detective inspector from the UK and his police team solving murder mysteries that continue to shake the island, sees a new actor joining as DI every few years. Gilet will make his debut as Detective Inspector Mervin WiIson in a feature-length Christmas special later this year, before a brand-new series in 2025. The …

Factors That Lead to Higher College Graduation Rates

Factors That Lead to Higher College Graduation Rates

[ad_1] cottonbro studios/Pexels It is the season where high school seniors all over the country are committing to their colleges of choice. As parents, we want to support this process and help our seniors make a great choice. A lot goes into picking a college, but the real hard work is staying in college and graduating in a reasonable amount of time. For parents, the following should provide you with some insights and tools to help your graduate be successful while in college. Discussions about these issues before they become critical is a great parenting tip. Colleges and universities are constantly trying to improve graduation rates for a number of important reasons. Administrators will refer to it as “student retention,” and students more commonly call it “dropping out of college.” Either way, one of the most important metrics that is tracked in upper education is whether someone who enters college graduates within six years. It is important to know what you can do to increase your child’s chances of graduating and what colleges and universities …

India’s next leader will have the chance to lead the world on climate

India’s next leader will have the chance to lead the world on climate

[ad_1] Indian readers make up a growing part of New Scientist’s audience – little surprise given the nation’s interest in and affinity for science and technology. The same is true more widely, with growth and development seeing India surge to become a major world power. At the turn of the century, India ranked 13th in the world for GDP, fewer than 60 per cent of its citizens had electricity and it had launched a handful of satellites to orbit. As the nation goes to the polls this month, it does so as the world’s fifth largest economy. Nearly its entire population has electricity and it has sent uncrewed missions to the moon and Mars. In the next few years, India is expected to rank third for GDP, behind the US and China, and to launch its first crewed spacecraft. Much of this rise is due to sheer demographics. Last year, India overtook China to become the world’s most populous country. But the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is widely expected to win a …

Frank Turner and Sia lead the charge with new music this week

Frank Turner and Sia lead the charge with new music this week

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Punk singer Frank Turner returns with force on his 10th studio album, while a host of famous faces star on Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s new record. – Frank Turner – Undefeated Forever heartfelt, vital and crazily inconsistent, Turner veers as always from searing political commentary to derivative punk shoutalongs and from heartfelt ballads to saccharine sentimentality on this 10th studio album. Entering his forties, the ageing process is a constant theme and Ceasefire opens with “Fifteen-year-old Francis, we need to have a word”. Somewhere Inbetween references the same age and forms part of a subdued, lovely closing trio with On My Way – echoing the wonderful Jet Lag from 2009’s Love, Ire and Song – and the closing title track, which takes cues from regular tour-mates Skinny Lister’s album-ending ballad Broken, Bruised And Battered from last year. Set against the punky …

Mali Claims Death of Islamic State Terrorist Who Helped Lead Ambush in Niger

Mali Claims Death of Islamic State Terrorist Who Helped Lead Ambush in Niger

[ad_1] Mali said on Monday that it had killed a high-value Islamist commander who helped lead a 2017 attack in which four American and four Nigerien soldiers were killed alongside an interpreter. The U.S. State Department had put a $5 million bounty on the head of the commander, Abu Huzeifa — a member of an affiliate of the Islamic State — after his participation in an attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger, on American Green Berets and their Nigerien comrades. At that time, the attack was the largest loss of American troops during combat in Africa since the “Black Hawk Down” debacle in Somalia in 1993. In a post on social media on Monday, Mali’s armed forces said that on Sunday they had “neutralized a major terrorist leader of foreign nationality during a large-scale operation in Liptako” — a tri-border region that contains parts of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The three countries, all led by military juntas, have teamed up to fight extremist violence under a new partnership, the Alliance of Sahel States — something …

Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation

Famine: In Gaza and elsewhere, an underlying pattern that can lead to hunger and death

[ad_1] And indications for 2024 suggest worse may be to come. In March, the United Nations’ highest technical body for assessing food and nutrition crises warned of an “imminent famine” in Gaza. The U.N. also raised the alarm about situations in Sudan, Haiti and other countries around the world. To those of us who study global hunger issues, the situations in Gaza, Sudan, Haiti and a host of other countries reflect a growing trend in which severe crises – often, but not only, related to conflict – have the potential to become famines. But how and under what conditions do famines form? Recent academic thinking suggests that famines can be viewed as complex systems. As a scholar who researches hunger and humanitarian relief efforts, I wanted to see if it was possible to identify a consistent underlying pattern in the way these systems formed. So in 2018 I developed a famine systems model that identifies five elements that describe the evolution of these crises. First, they require severe pressure on a population that is then …

Therapists Warn That Taking Magic Mushrooms for Treatment Can Lead to Unwanted Romantic Feelings

Therapists Warn That Taking Magic Mushrooms for Treatment Can Lead to Unwanted Romantic Feelings

[ad_1] Image by Getty / Futurism As far as mind-altering substances are concerned, psilocybin is considered one of the safer ones — but according to practitioners who administer them therapeutically, the emotional effects of magic mushrooms can result in some pretty intense hazards. In an interview with PsyPost, one of the coauthors of a new paper about the drawbacks of psychedelic therapies, Jón Ingi Hlynsson, suggested that one of the field’s biggest unforeseen issues occurs when patients develop feelings for their therapists — or, perhaps, vice versa. In the paper, published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies, the researchers note that although psychedelic-assisted therapies have been demonstrated to be extremely beneficial for many patients, the “mind-altering capabilities” of these drugs make their risks “predominantly psychological.” While there’s been some research into the dangers of psychedelic therapy on the patient side, there hasn’t been as holistic a look into how it can affect practitioners — a gap, Hlynsson suggested, the people behind this study sought to fill. In their study, the researchers, who except for Hlynsson were based …