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Washington [US], March 9 (ANI): Depending on the topic, people’s attitudes can change frequently or last a lifetime. New research drove by Association for Psychological Science reveals that attitudes based on feelings and emotions can also stand the test of time.
Past studies have demonstrated that opinions based on hard facts and data can remain constant over time, but new research published in the journal Psychological Science reveals that attitudes based on feelings and emotions can also stand the test of time. This research has implications for both predicting whose attitudes are fixed versus fleeting and how to nudge people to form more long-lasting opinions.
“We have known that encouraging people to think carefully and rationally can produce attitudes that change less in the future,” said Matthew Rocklage, a researcher with the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and co-lead author on the paper. “Our research, however, shows that opinions based on people’s emotional reactions can be particularly long-lasting as well.”
As part of their study, the researchers asked more than 1,000 people to what extent they believed attitudes based on feelings or emotional reactions were more stable over time than those based on thinking and rational analysis. Only 15 per cent expressed any belief that attitudes based on emotion would be more stable over time.
To test the role that emotion plays in forming long-lasting attitudes, the researchers conducted seven independent studies involving more than 20,000 participants in a variety of real-world situations.
The first survey, which was conducted the day after Christmas, measured feelings about recently received gifts. The timing of this survey allowed the researchers to measure real-world reactions to a relatively newly formed attitude.
The participants were given a list of adjectives to describe their attitudes toward their gifts. Adjectives like “worthwhile” were associated with a practical reaction to the gift, whereas words like “delightful” were more strongly associated with an emotional reaction.
One month later, the participants completed a follow-up survey to test the endurance of their opinions. The results showed that the stronger the initial positive emotional reaction, the more likely that opinion remained fixed one month later.
The researchers conducted similar tests using virtually the same procedure but involving other scenarios, such as how much the participants supported consumer brands over time and how favorable their online restaurant reviews were between visits.
In the final test, participants read one of two messages about a fictitious aquatic animal. One message contained encyclopedic facts about the animal (low-emotion condition). The other message was about a swimmer’s underwater interaction with the animal (high-emotion condition). The participants in the high-emotion condition showed significantly less change in their attitude across time.
“Emotionality is an unappreciated predictor of long-lasting attitudes,” said Andrew Luttrell, a researcher at Ball State University and the other lead author on the paper. “These findings are important for understanding why some opinions are so difficult to change as well as how to create opinions that stick.” (ANI)

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PARIS HILTON REVEALS SEX TAPE EXPERIENCE GAVE HER PTSD

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WASHINGTON: American media personality Paris Hilton opened up about her infamous sex tape in a chat shot and revealed that the aftermath of the video has left her with ‘PTSD’ (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

According to Page Six, the former reality star said during a Vanity Fair Cocktail Hour, Live! chat on Thursday, “That will always be something that will hurt me for the rest of my life.” “When it happened, people were so mean about it to me. The way that I was spoken about on nightly talk shows, to see things with my family was just heartbreaking. I would be in tears every single day, I felt like my life was over.” Page Six reported that the tape was released by Hilton’s ex-boyfriend, poker player Rick Salomon in 2004. Titled ‘1 Night in Paris,’ it showed footage of the pair having sex in 2001 . The socialite said, “It was a private experience between two people. You love someone, you trust someone and to have your trust betrayed like that and for the whole world to be watching and laughing . It was even more hurtful to me to have these people think that I did this on purpose. It still gives me post-traumatic stress disorder to talk about it.” 

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KHER PAYS TRIBUTE TO ‘HARRY POTTER’ ACTOR HELEN MCCRORY

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MUMBAI: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday paid tribute to ‘Harry Potter’ actor Helen McCrory and penned down an emotional note stating that her demise is a ‘deep sense of loss’ even when he did not know her. In a tweet, the ‘Hotel Mumbai’ star posted two pictures of the late actor and expressed sorrow over her demise. He wrote, “All deaths are saddening & tragic. But there are times when you feel a deep sense of loss with someone leaving this world even when you don’t know the person.”

“#HelenMcRory was one such actress. Great in #HarryPotter films & electrifying in #PeakyBlinders. RIP. @lewis_damian,” added Kher. Earlier Bollywood stars Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma paid tribute to the ‘Harry Potter’ star.

Anushka shared a picture of the late actor on her Instagram story. The ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ star wrote a heartfelt message that read as, “Helen McCrory, may you always rest in peace gleaming in your brilliance.”

Vicky shared a tribute post for Helen from the official social media handle of the show ‘Peaky Blinders’. He put up a heart-breaking emoji while sharing it.

Actor Helen McCrory, who was widely known for playing the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the popular ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, had passed away, on Friday (local time) after suffering from a long time battle with cancer. She was 52 when she breathed her last. McCrory’s husband, Damian Lewis announced the news on his Twitter handle and wrote, “I’m heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.”

Bidding his final goodbye, he added, “She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God, we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”

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VARUN DHAWAN SHARES HILARIOUS VIDEO AMID ‘BHEDIYA’ SHOOT

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ITANAGAR:Bollywood star Varun Dhawan who is currently shooting for his upcoming film ‘Bhediya’ in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday treated fans to a hilarious video that featured him celebrating a little baby’s birthday.

The ‘Student of The Year’ actor took to Instagram and posted a video in which Dhawan unknowingly misses out on feeding a piece of cake to a little baby who was hoping to have a taste of the same.

In the video, Varun is seen holding a piece of cake as he celebrated the birthday of a tiny tot, and as soon as he moves his hand closer to feed the cake, he unknowingly misses out on the adorable baby and feeds it to the little baby’s father who is seen holding the baby in his lap.

The video captures a zoom shot in which the baby is smilingly seen opening her mouth wide open as she hopes to get a bite of the piece of cake, to her dismay, her father gets a bite of the cake.

Adding another humorous twist to the clip, Dhawan posted the video with the song ‘Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya Bewafa Tere Pyar Me’ from Dev Anand starrer 1965 romantic drama ‘Guide’. Dhawan captioned the video as, “Beti ka bday banaya baap ne. I’m sorry” and added a teary-eyed emoticon.

Celebrity followers including Vaani Kapoor and more than 4.9 lakh fans liked the post. Farhan Akhtar left 3 heart emoticons, while Anushka Sharma fell in love with the little munchkin and wrote, “ Ooooooo cutie” (and added laughing with teary eyes and red heart emoticons). Scores of fans left smiling with teary eyes emojis as they loved the rib-tickling video.

‘Bhediya’ will bring together the dynamic duo of producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik, who also helmed the 2018 blockbuster movie ‘Stree’. Starring Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Abhishek Banerjee, and Deepak Dobriyal, the story is written by National Award Winner, Niren Bhatt who also wrote intriguing scripts for ‘Bala’, ‘Made In China’, ‘Wrong Side Raju’.

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ISHAAN SHARES HILARIOUS LOCKDOWN EDITION VIDEO

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MUMBAI: Keeping it light for people amid Covid-19 induced lockdown, actor Ishaan Khatter on Sunday treated fans to a rib-tickling ‘Instagram Vs Reality’ video.

The star took to Instagram and posted a video featuring his mother Neelima Azeem. The video starts from a frame capturing a cute little ladybird climbing up to rock as Ishaan slides a flower with it, the next frame shows the actor playing with his cat followed by Neelima smilingly speaking about their house as she posed gleefully for the camera.

The scene then changes to the second half, the ‘Vs Reality’ part where Ishaan is seen taking the camera to a room where his mom is seen shouting ‘why have you kept my chocolates out? Who asked you to do it? I want my chocolates now?”Ishaan then responds, “You have been eating one whole bar of chocolate, if not more a day, and I have found this out after a week, and now you are getting angry.” 

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ARJUN KAPOOR COMMEMORATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘2 STATES’

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NEW DELHI: As the multi-starrer romantic drama ‘2 States’ clocked 7 years of its release on Sunday, the film’s lead actor Arjun Kapoor marked the day by sharing some of the scenes from the movie.

To commemorate the 7th anniversary of the film, the ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor shared a collage video featuring some of the memorable scenes from the movie. In the video, the first clip shows Arjun arguing with his on-screen Punjabi mother Amrita Singh and asking her to talk with his on-screen South-Indian girlfriend- Alia Bhatt’s family to resolve the matter. To which, Amrita replied, “In which language? I don’t know how to speak in Madarasi” While, the second clip shows both the mothers of Arjun and Alia in a heated argument, proving whose community is better.

The video concludes with the garland ceremony from the on-screen marriage of Alia and Arjun in the movie with Alia’s one of the iconic dialogues in the backgrounds that hears, “Baat communities ki nahi..baat ye hai ki kis tarah ki insaan ke sath ..apni jindagi bitana chahte hain”. The ‘Gunday’ actor captioned the post as, “All you need is love … especially today. #7yearsof2states #2States”.

The 2014 delightful romantic drama ‘2 states’ is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2009 novel ‘2 States: The Story of My Marriage’. Helmed by Abhishek Varman as his directorial debut, the film was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Featuring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, 2 States co-stars Ronit Roy, Revathi, Amrita Singh and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as supporting cast.

The story deals with the terrific chemistry of Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor), a Punjabi boy and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt), a Tamilian brahmin girl who met at a premium MBA institute of India, IIM Ahmedabad and how their friendship turned into a love affair. Coming from two very different cultural backgrounds, Krish and Ananya try to convince their parents to bless their relationship before they get married.

Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, ‘2 States’ was praised for its music, cast performances, story direction, thus emerging as a critical and commercial success. 

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BRITNEY SAYS SHE’S ‘EXTREMELY HAPPY’ IN ‘Q AND A’ FANS SESSION

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WASHINGTON : American singer-songwriter Britney Spears recently got indulged in a Question-and-Answer session and said to her concerned fans that she’s “totally fine.”

According to Page Six, the 39-year-old singer took to Instagram Friday night to post a Q&A session for fans, where she acknowledged that the most frequently asked question lately has been, “Are you okay?” “Yes, I’m totally fine. I’m extremely happy, I have a beautiful home, beautiful children,” said Spears, who shares sons, 14-year-old Jayden, James 15-year-old Sean Preston with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

“I’m taking a break right now because I’m enjoying myself,” she added.

The ‘Criminal’ songstress also said fans have been curious to know why she randomly posted a red refrigerator on Instagram three weeks ago.

She shared, “Honestly I just thought it was cool,” revealing that it had no deeper meaning. “I thought it was vintage, it was red and just really cool.”

As reported by Page Six, the performer also responded to fans who asked her about potential dizzy spells from “spinning in my living room.”

“Yes, I get extremely dizzy,” she answered, “but I’m a dancer so as long as I have a focus point for my head, as I turn as long as I keep finding that spot, usually in the end it’s not as bad.”

Within the caption, Spears reveals that she recorded the video Thursday before making her way to Malibu in her boyfriend’s blazer, only to be spotted by paparazzi.

Page Six reported that the video echos another she posted Monday where she said she’s “flattered” that fans are concerned for her well-being.

In recent months, the Grammy winner’s fans have been vocal supporters of the #FreeBritney movement, which aims to shine a light on alleged injustices in the conservatorship that she has been under since 2008. Spears’ fan base has also questioned whether she runs her social media, prompting her camp to maintain that she does. 

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