The Cure that Lowers Aggression Caused by High Temperatures

Many philosophers, writers and narrators have for ages shared a common belief that hot temperatures increase violence and aggression. Even in the English language we use expressions such as “hot tempered” or “hot headed” to describe the character of an aggressive person. Scientists have also been interested in this connection for years, and through various studies, they have also found evidence for the correlation.

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Many laboratory, field, correlational and archival studies give an unanimous result: hot temperature causes violent crimes. The emphasis is on the word violent, because contradictional  studies show that crimes also do occur in lower temperatures but they are most commonly non-violent. Also archival studies show that when the weather is hot e.g. a baseball player is more likely to hit the pitcher with a bat (source).

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Still, the correlation between high temperature and violence is not flawless. For instance, what if everybody stayed at home on a hot day? Wouldn’t that prevent at least some occurrences of violence? Time is also a critical factor in this sense. Most of the violent crimes occur during the time when masses of people are most likely to engage in activities at the same time. In general, when a third variable changes the correlation between two variables so remarkably, we are talking about the Simpson paradox. In this case time changes the situation so that the relation between temperature and violence needs some modification.

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Scientists have redefined the correlation and state that when the temperature rises above an uncomfortable level, the probability for aggression and violence rises as well. Therefore it is really important to ensure that especially public places such as schools,  shopping malls and even prisons have an enhanced air conditioning system. A research also shows that drinking cold beverages will decrease the probability of becoming angry (source).

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Especially today, during the times of increased global warming, it is really important for countries and cities to keep their citizens cool. Today when we discuss global warming, the emphasis seems to be on natural disasters or effects on agriculture. What we are very likely to forget that because global warming raises temperatures, the crime rates will also increase. Most global warming experts predict that if temperatures rise between  2°F and 8°F (1.1°C to 4.4°C) the rates of violent assaults will also increase by approximately 80,000 annually.

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A new business idea for areas suffering from global warming (which by the way means everywhere on the planet) is to establish pop-up cooling rooms, places where temperature is substantially low and where people can spend a short time to cool down. This can be easily implemented with refrigerated shipping containers whose temperature can decrease drastically (on extreme even below zero). In order to decrease crime rates and increase public safety we really need to keep even the common people cool and prevent their blood from boiling.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Pictures and original articles: Psychology Today, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Sage Journals, Livestrong.com, Usmra.com, Kingwood.com, Everykidwins.com, Photobucket, Crazycreolemommy.com

Have You Played These Cool Games?

When you need a good getaway from your busy and hectic daily life, stepping in to a game arcade can be an excellent choice. There are some weird, funny and cool games out there that can let you relieve stress, at least for a short session. Here are some of them.

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The 1995 classic Jackie Chan: Fists of Fire (ジャッキー・チェン FISTS OF FIRE 成龍伝説)is a Mortal Kombat style beat-em-up game in which the player has to win a series of fights with  AI controlled character. The player choose his avatar from various options, including three versions of Jackie Chan.

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In Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings (はーとふる彼氏〜希望の学園と白い翼) the player plays as a female bird that tries to find a suitable boyfriend from a school of birds. The game is a basic dating simulator with a difference that it uses doves, pigeons etc. birds as protagonists making the game one of the weirdest in its genre.

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For multiplaying purposes, aka the games to play with your friends or colleagues, air hockey games are a must. The Japanese game company Sega has developed a futuristic air hockey simulator that displays moving digital images on the hockey table. Despite the localization in English, Heat Up Hockey can only be found in Japan.

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If you are really sick of your supervisor bossing you around, you might want to play Sonic Blast Heroes. It is a punching simulator in which the player literally punches everything on his way. The game comes with a boxing glove and a pad that rises out the cabinet to let you know that it is punching time. By playing it you also do physical exercise and develop your physique.

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Some game machine structures are made of Galvanized Steel Coil. In Shanghai Metal Corporation we also offer Multicolored Prepainted Galvanized Steel Coil that is excellent for building game and vending machines. To know more about our products, please visit our website. Please also follow on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also try our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Sources: Toplessrobot.com, Cracked.com, Wikipedia

Pictures: Youtube