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Moving Narcissus

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Empathy plays a critical role in fostering and maintaining social relations. Narcissists lack empathy, and this may account for their interpersonal failures.

 

But why do narcissists lack empathy? Are they incapable, or is change possible? Three studies addressed this question.

 

Study 1 showed that the link between narcissism and low empathy generalizes to a specific target person presented in a vignette. The effect was driven by maladaptive narcissistic components (i.e., entitlement, exploitativeness, exhibitionism).

 

Study 2 examined the effect of perspective-taking (vs. control) instructions on self-reported responses to a video. Study 3 examined the effect of the same manipulation on autonomic arousal (heart rate [HR]) during an audio-recording. Perspective-taking ameliorated negative links between maladaptive narcissism and both self-reported empathy and HR.

 

That is, narcissists can be moved by another’s suffering, if they take that person’s perspective. The findings demonstrate that narcissists’ low empathy does not reflect inability, implying potential for intervention.

 

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Erica G. Hepper
Claire M. Hart
Constantine Sedikides


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Work Place Safety | Visual.ly

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Work Place Safety, Work Place Safety, Work Place Safety, Work Place Safety,...

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All workplace accidents are preventable, through training, changing  culture, and safe working procedures. 

 

 

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Buddy

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This is Buddy he works as a bottle shop attendant that caters for the higher end of the market. Buddy likes to play guitar as a form of stress management. Often he will sit next to the amplifier while playing his instrument loud, if this is done over a long period of time the sort of exposure to extreme pitches from sound waves can cause hearing damage. I suggested that maybe Buddy invest in a good pair of  headphones to reduce the risk, such quality headphones are designed to filter out and reduce the risk of high level sound waves.

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Dave Bova

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Flamenco Australia Tamayo posted this photo on 2014-04-14. 8 likes. 4 comments. 1 shares.
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This is my very good friend Dave as you can see he is a professional musician. This depicts Dave at both work and play as he is doing something he loves. When he is not entertaining he teaches guitar, so he would be responsible for the safety of his students, and when he is entertaining he has to ensure that the stage is kept safe for Dave the band and the patrons. This can be done by  a risk assessment which is important when considering power leads, amps, guitar leads, microphone leads and stands, and lighting. Most gigs are held in the evening until late so Dave will have to follow a fatigue management plan as he often has to travel back home after the gig.  

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Managing-the-risk-of-fatigue.docx

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managing the risk of fatigue is important for professional drivers as it is considered to be a (safety critical task). During my conversation with Taxi drivers, i observed there is an absence of enforcement when considering this guide to fatigue management. subsequently  it would be necessary to have a proactive approach from the hierarchy to ensure that drivers on night take regular breaks. This would require changes for example including time management schedule being monitored and controlled from home base. This guide is set out in a way that clearly demonstrates the impact that fatigue will have on health and safety.         

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Guide-handling-transporting-cash-May-2013.pdf

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There is always the risk of robbery as taxi driving requires the driver to frequently handle cash.The best attitude to be mindful of in these circumstances  would be to remember to stay calm and cooperate. In most cases the driver carries only a small amount of cash and there is no point in risking personal safety.

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The often dangerous job of driving taxis - YouTube

Every night of the week drunk, desperate and downright dangerous passengers are driving cabbies to leave their jobs for fear of their lives.
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Fare evasion is one of the most common forms of crime taxi drivers fall victim to but more seriously is the the constant threat of violent assault it shows that there is a risk involved with every passenger. this is a good report and it can be used as an educational tool for current and future drivers. The report can enable us to understand that personal safety is the most important priority. unfortunately as the video clip suggested, there is a need for reforms ideally right back to the design stage.   

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TSC-S057-Fatigue-management-guidelines.pdf

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Getting enough rest? Once again this report gives us a guide to managing fatigue and further more it emphasizes the long term effects on health.

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | work, rest and play | Scoop.it

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Libchelle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 4:18 PM

This looks quite helpfuL. 

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:07 AM

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 1, 2015 1:03 AM

A very very good list! Check it out if you are looking for ideas. 

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Nicole

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Nicole

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Nicole is an accountant who works in our office at home. One of the many positive aspects of working at home is the choice of working your own hours. Some of the OHS issues or concerns involved with Nicole's work environment are: ensuring that the office chair is in the correct position to avoid back problems, making sure the lighting is adequate for Nicole's eyes, taking regular breaks to stretch. Sitting for prolonged periods of time in the same position can have an effect on posture. As most of the job requires Nicole to transfer information into software products or to research in legislation and standards This could also be classified as a stress-or as it is important to stay up to date with the constant changes in legislation and the standards. When Nicole needs some head space  it has been suggested that she takes the dog for a walk. This not only is a good way to clear Nicole's thoughts but it also is a great way to help her move to loosen up her muscles. Nicole has found this to be helpful and she has noticed that her neck pain and back pain have subsided.       

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Tommo

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This is Tommo, after a long shift as a chef at the sushi train Tommo likes to relax by tending to the garden. In Far North Queensland it is wise to protect yourself from the damage caused by prolonged exposure to the harsh sun; keeping up fluid levels and staying hydrated is important when working outside in the heat. In FNQ there is also a risk of bites from the variety of venomous snakes and spiders that live in the tropics, so a good pair of gloves and boots are recommended. there can be the risk of back injury when bending over the garden beds for too long or over extending while weeding.    

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work rest and play

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Kev the taxi driver

 

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This is Kev, he is my next door neighbor. Kev is semi-retired but drives a Taxi at night in Cairns to keep himself busy. When considering the nature of driving Taxis for a living, there are a lot of issues that involve OHS. First of all, the safety and well-being of both Kev and the passenger’s is a top priority,  and just as important are the systems put in place to lessen the risk that results in an incident. A well maintained and safe vehicle would give some degree of safety; however I believe the systems are reliant on the human factor.

Driver fatigue can play a key factor in safety when driving as the driver of a taxi has to concentrate on both the traffic conditions to avoid hazards as well as monitor the environment inside the cab in regards to the passengers, this can be hazardous   as this may cause a distraction. When a driver of any vehicle is suffering from effects of fatigue there is a higher likelihood and risk of being involved in a collision. 

Kev also has to monitor the amount of Alcohol he consumes when he gets home from a shift this is a requirement under law to have an alcohol reading under 0% at the start of the shift. There are other risks in Kev's line of work the main concerns are  assault, robbery, and homicide. This would put taxi driving in a high risk category. However, taxi drivers are not well paid sometimes only earning on average about 8-10 dollars an hour.         

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the long and winding road

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In the previous Quest there was a brief visit to some ordinary people and their lives at work rest and play. This gave an opportunity to observe any issues in regards to OH&S in the context of their environment.

In this Quest there will be a slightly broader out- look into some of the more important issues concerning (O,H,&S), and risk management systems in place,this Quest,will share some insight into the hazards for Kev the Taxi Driver.

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Everyday Cabbies - Driver training - YouTube

Driver training in Victoria's taxi industry has been a point of discussion recently. The VTA believes there should be a greater focus on the continuous impro...
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This was interesting as it gives an insight into the perspective of both passenger and driver. I thought Clare's  point of view most agreeable as she states that  sometimes it all depends on both the attitude of the passenger just as much as the attitude of the driver. The ability to communicate effectively to defuse a situation before it escalates is important especially when the passenger maybe under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The film clip also discuses that there is still room for improvement through training, as many people have encountered a driver that does not know their way around. This would add tension to the situation for people who are on a time limit.      

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The safety of taxi drivers, although this report doesn't aid in managing the risk of violent attack it does indicate that these workplace hazards are not isolated to just one demographic.

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Women taxis too risky in Cairns, cab firm says - The Cairns Post ~ Cairns Hub

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This is a valid point to consider, the report implies that women have their own taxi service more so  with woman drivers, as this will make some women feel more secure at night. It is a good idea if people feel more secure when given a preference over the drivers gender. the report also discusses the risks that can become problematic with the safety of female drivers late at night.     

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