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2014-09-16 08:26:14

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announces its latest victories in its current string of successes in NPE cases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090204/LA66605LOGO Without any payment or settlement, Lochner Technologies dismissed its patent case against VIZIO with prejudice. "The Federal Circuit's recent guidance regarding the proper claim construction for Lochner's expired patent would have inevitably led the district court to exclude all of VIZIO's accused...

2014-03-04 13:42:21

People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists. The researchers found that levels of racial prejudice among white people drop significantly when they live in ethnically mixed communities, even when they do not have direct contact with minorities. Simply seeing white strangers interacting positively with ethnic minorities is enough to reduce racial prejudice. The researchers have called this positive effect...

2014-01-20 09:48:37

Rare in history are moments like the 1960s civil rights movement, in which members of a majority group vocally support minority groups in their fight against prejudice. New research not only confirms the power of speaking up for those facing prejudice but also underlines the importance of exactly what is communicated. Looking at YouTube video messages, researchers found that homosexual youth found the most comfort in messages that both supported them and advocated social change. The new...

2013-04-17 16:22:04

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon – general dislike for members of other groups – but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of...

2012-04-30 13:17:43

Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, a new study has found. The study, led by The University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne, and published in the International Journal of Obesity, examined whether a recently developed measure of anti-fat prejudice, the universal measure of bias (UMB), predicted actual obesity job discrimination. The researchers also assessed...

2012-04-12 10:17:09

A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are. The study, published in the April issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, offers new inroads in the fight against harmful prejudices such as racism and homophobia, and sheds important new light on human psychology. "These studies show that how we feel about ourselves directly...

2012-01-27 10:46:12

Psychologists of Jena University analyze the development of prejudices within children Girls are not as good at playing football as boys, and they do not have a clue about cars. Instead they know better how to dance and do not get into mischief as often as boys. Prejudices like these are cultivated from early childhood onwards by everyone. "Approximately at the age of three to four years children start to prefer children of the same sex, and later the same ethnic group or nationality,"...

2012-01-24 21:48:10

Prejudice against people from groups different than their own is linked to aggression for men and fear for women, suggests new research led by Michigan State University scholars. The researchers report that, throughout history, men have been the primary aggressors against different groups as well as the primary victims of group-based aggression and discrimination. “There is evidence going back thousands of years of bands of men getting together and attacking other bands of men,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.