Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing, if they are with playmates whom peers consider bad-tempered, new research suggests.
Academics from the University of Cambridge believe that the tendency for children to introduce aggressive themes in these situations — which seems to happen whether or not they are personally easy to anger — may be because they are ‘rehearsing’ strategies to cope with hot-headed friends.
The finding comes from an observational study of more than 100 children at a school in China, who were asked to play with toys in pairs. Children whose play partners were considered bad-tempered by their peers were 45% more likely to introduce aggressive themes into their pretend play than those whose partners were reckoned to be better at controlling their temper.
Importantly, however, a child’s own temperament did not predict the level of make-believe
Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping has announced the company will continue to do everything it can to strengthen its supply chain, despite continuing to encounter “great pressure” and being continuously “attacked”.
“Huawei is in a difficult situation these days. Non-stop aggression has put us under significant pressure,” he said on Wednesday, during his keynote at Connect 2020.
“We’re still assessing the specific impacts. Right now, survival is the goal.”
Ping elaborated on this point, specifying that the continuous attacks he referred to have been coming from the US government.
“The US has been continuously attacking us and they have modified their laws for the third time, and that has posed great challenges to our production and operation,” he said, speaking to media.
In August, US government expanded its restrictions on the Chinese tech giant by barring it from purchasing chips made by foreign manufacturers using
Next year, in cities across the world, expect to have your face scanned for levels of aggression. NtechLab, a Russian facial recognition company best known for the FindFace app once labelled the harbinger for the end of online privacy, says it’s currently testing “aggression detection” tech with plans for a full rollout to its surveillance partners and customers in 2021.
To help it along the way, it’s just received $15 million from two sovereign wealth funds – one the Russian Direct Investment Fund, the other a mysterious, unnamed Middle East partner. Previously, NtechLab had previously received support from the U.A.E. sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company, but it wouldn’t tell Forbes who was putting up the funds in