The Daily Populous

Monday July 20th, 2020 day edition

image for A smile can increase or decrease how trustworthy you are perceived depending on your personality, study finds

Though smiling generally increases trust, new research provides evidence that it can backfire for people with certain antisocial personality traits.

The study, published in PLOS One, examined how personality traits and facial expressions interacted to influence perceptions of trustworthiness.

Previous research has found evidence that smiles increase cooperation while signs of personality disorder decrease cooperation.

The participants read a brief description of the person, which described them as having traits consistent with either borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or no personality pathology.

These descriptions were paired with a brief video clip that showed them with either a neutral expression or a smile.

However, when displayed by an individual with antisocial traits, a smile can make them appear less trustworthy.

However, this time around, smiles increased the amount of money transferred to those who were described as having antisocial personality pathology. »

Oregon sues federal government for detaining protesters in unmarked vehicles.

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Videos from the protests have shown agents arresting protesters and putting them in unmarked SUVs.

Rosenblum went on to blame the federal agents for “the current escalation of fear and violence in downtown Portland.”.

On Sunday, three House committee chairs demanded that government watchdogs investigate the use of force by federal agents against protesters. »

China Is Using Uighur Labor to Produce Face Masks

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We identified several Chinese companies that use Uighur labor to produce P.P.E. And we tracked some of their shipments to consumers in the U.S. and around the world.

Chinese companies have been rushing to produce masks as the pandemic spread across China and the rest of the world.

Our team spent months investigating companies in China that use Uighur labor to produce P.P.E., but we only realized how widespread the issue really is when we tracked a shipment of face masks from one of those companies to the U.S. »