Study: Trump voters desire power over others, are motivated by wealth, and prefer conformity

first_imgLinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Pinterest Using an online survey of 1,825 American adults, Sherman found that Trump supporters tended to have little interest in supporting social welfare programs, a strong desire for power over others, a strong desire to make money, a preference for financial risk taking, and a preference for strictly adhering to social traditions.Trump supporters were more likely to agree with statements such as “People who are poor just need to work harder”, “In life, winning is the only thing that matters”, “A company’s main focus should be profits”, “Art shows are boring”, and “Dress codes are good and should be followed strictly.”On the other hand, Trump supporters tended to disagree with statements such as “Building relationships is more important than building profit”, “Happiness is more important than money”, “Protestors are the most patriotic citizens”, and “Applying the scientific method is the best way to discover the truth.”Sherman found these values predicted support for Trump even after controlling for the effects of party affiliation and political ideology.“Values are key drivers of human behavior and represent our philosophy on life,” he explained to PsyPost. “As a result, we tend to like people (and organizations) that share our values.”“This study demonstrated that shared values (i.e., values perceived to be shared with Donald Trump) were a key driver of support for Donald Trump during the primary. This was true of both Republicans and Democrats, regardless of political ideology. Those who felt more similar to Trump in terms of his values were more likely to support him.”The study, however, has some limitations.“This was an internet sample and not necessarily representative of the US population,” Sherman explained. “Thus, the generalizability of this finding may be questionable. Despite this, the study did measure attitudes and values from more than 1,800 adults from every state in the US. It would be interesting to have measured similar attitudes and values regarding other primary candidates, including Hillary Clinton. Perhaps future studies should consider doing this.”The study was titled: “Personal values and support for Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential primary“.center_img Email Share on Facebook People with similar values to Donald Trump were more likely to support his candidacy for president.A new study on the personal values of Trump supporters suggests they have little interest in altruism but do seek power over others, are motivated by wealth, and prefer conformity. The findings were published in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences.“While all presidential elections are important in terms of their consequences, the 2016 primary season seemed particularly unusual in no small part because Donald Trump — a well known real-estate mogul and celebrity — was leading the Republican Primary. Although most pundits gave him no shot at winning, he continued to perform well in the primary elections. Thus, I wondered — who is supporting Donald Trump?” said Ryne A. Sherman, an associate professor at Texas Tech University and author of the study.last_img read more

Snap-on Appoints Henry Knueppel to Board of Directors

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. KENOSHA, Wis. — Snap-on’s board of directors has appointed Henry Knueppel as a director, effective Sept. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knueppel has served as chairman of Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products, since April 2006. Since joining Regal Beloit in 1979, he has held various positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as its CEO from 2005 until April 2011, and as its president and chief operating officer from 2002 to 2005. Knueppel also serves as a director of Harsco Corp., a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products. “Snap-on is pleased to welcome Henry Knueppel to our board of directors,” said W. Dudley Lehman, Snap-on director and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. “Henry has extensive experience in the industrial arena and has demonstrated many years of continuing business success. We look forward to him being a valuable member of the Snap-on team.” Knueppel’s appointment increases the size of the board to 12 members. Knueppel will be put forward as a nominee for shareholder ratification and election at Snap-on’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Chart 163: COVID-19 In New Mexico Aug. 24

first_imgOverall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom, and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. map/mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img

Warren Kosikov Named SEMA VP Of Sales

first_img“I’ve been fortunate in my career to have worked for some of the industry’s top publications and events,” said Kosikov. “I’m excited to further my journey with SEMA. The association offers a number of valuable resources to help companies grow and succeed, and I look forward to working with an amazing team to deliver benefits to our members and stakeholders.” “Warren has tremendous industry knowledge, experience and expertise – he’s a valuable asset to the association and the industry,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We’re pleased to have him expand his role and help our members and customers accomplish their goals through the association’s events and services.” Warren Kosikov has been named vice president of sales for the Specialty Equipment Market Association(SEMA), where he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA and PRI Shows, SEMA News and Performance Racing Industry magazines and related media content. Kosikov, who joined SEMA in 2014, has more than 30 years of industry experience.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining SEMA, Kosikov held a variety of executive sales management positions for Source Interlink Media, Buckaroo Communications and Petersen Publishing. His most recent role at SEMA included serving as the key contact for automakers, where he worked with OEMS on SEMA Show participation and activation along with Measuring Sessions, the Technology Transfer Program and project vehicles. Kosikov works out of SEMA’s headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, and can be reached at warrenk@sema.org.last_img read more

PCI – Point of use gas supply

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HyGear signs agreement with KOGAS

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PJ Valves accelerates growth with new hire

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Amtrak doubles Indianapolis service

first_imgOn July 19 Amtrak reintroduced the Hoosier State, running three times a week between Chicago and Indianapolis. When combined with the existing Chicago – Washington DC Cardinal the new service doubles the frequency offered by Amtrak between Chicago and Indianapolis; business travellers can now spend a full day in Chicago and head home the same evening.Introduction of the extra trains has been made possible by rapid progress in refurbishing coaches and locomotives at Amtrak’s Beech Grove plant near Indianapolis.A spin-off benefit for Amtrak of running the extra trains is that rolling stock can now be moved between Chicago and Beech Grove on the Hoosier State, avoiding shunting delays to the Cardinal, which had been used previously for positioning stock. olast_img read more

UZ to order Korean trainsets

first_imgUKRAINE: Visiting South Korea on November 2, Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov announced a provisional agreement for UZ to buy 160 km/h inter-city trainsets from Hyundai-Rotem, as the first step in a programme to renew the national railway’s rolling stock fleet.A protocol signed in Changwon covers the provision of an initial 10 nine-car trainsets, at an estimated cost of around €300m. Each train would have capacity for 600 passengers. Six of the trains are to be in operation by the time that Ukraine hosts the Euro 2012 football championships. They would initially work services linking Kyiv to Kharkiv in 3½ h, Lviv in 4½ h and Donetsk in 5 ½ h, cutting the current journey times by a third. UZ General Manager Mikhail Kostiuk confirmed that negotiations were underway over financing for the deal. In the longer term, Kolesnikov said, the intention would be to establish a joint venture to build further trains in Ukraine, rather than buying ’50 to 100′ from South Korea. Hyundai-Rotem already has a similar joint venture operating in Turkey under the Eurotem brand. On October 28 UZ Deputy General Manager Sergei Mikhalchuk attended ceremonies at Poltava to mark the completion of electrification on a 59·8 km section of the Poltava – Kremenchuk – Burty line (RG 4.08 p240). With work underway on two further sections totalling 68·6 km, electric services are expected to reach Kremenchuk in 2011.last_img read more

REALITY CHEQUE FOR SCAMMERS AS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY VICTIMS REIMBURSED

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInLocal residents in the region who have been the victims of mail scams are going to receive their money back. The Trading Standards team at Dumfries and Galloway Council have been working in cooperation with the National Scams Team who have intercepted scam mail. The national team are continuously working to identify scams and intercept. They have contacted the local Trading Standards team following the first round of a new initiative where they have intercepted cheques and money that has been sent by people within Dumfries and Galloway. This partnership approach to scams allowed the cheques to be returned to their rightful owners and not end up in the scammers pockets.Dumfries and Galloway residents may unfortunately from time to time find themselves to be the victims of scams. These scammers are very professional and target unsuspecting consumers. In all incidences the scam will sound very convincing. Once the consumer has replied to the mailing and often sent money off to the scammer, the mailings become more personalised, using your first name to coax you into parting with more money.Following the first interception, Trading Standards have returned over 10 cheques to local residents who had responded to dishonest scammers. There are instances where more than one cheque has been sent to an individual – highlighting that people can repeatedly be the victim of a scam. The Trading Standards team will continually receive any cheques that are intercepted. They will pass any cheques or money back to the individuals who responded to the dishonest scammers.Sadly, a national initiative like this will not stop scammers from trying again. Dumfries and Galloway Council Trading Standards offer advice and tips on how to spot the carefully thought out schemes of these scammers to deter it from happening again. This positive action seems to be helping to give people the tools they need not to fall for tricks and scams.Cllr Colin Smyth chair of the environment, economy and infrastructure committee said, ‘Protecting the vulnerable is a priority of this council. The Council’s trading standards team have been working together with the National Scams Team allowing us to stop people in the region from losing their money. Nobody can afford to be scammed. As such, we will continue to support national initiatives like this. Our team are continually trying to identify ways to minimise opportunities for scammers and to raise awareness of potential scams.”Photos Attached- Scams 2- Trading Standards Manager Sandra Harkness and Trading Standards Officer Jonathon Weirs with Councillor Colin Smyth.last_img read more