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  • Data for: Self-object relationships in consumers' spontaneous metaphors of anthropomorphism, zoomorphism and dehumanization
    Previous research discussed how consumers form relationships with their possessions and pursue identity goals such as approaching desired selves and self-augmentation or avoiding undesired selves and self-diminishment . However, previous research has left a gap in our understanding of consumers’ self-object relationships by neglecting to explore firstly consumers’ different attachment styles to their possessions and goods; and secondly conflicts and transitions between self-augmentation and self-diminishment in consumer-object relationships. As people use metaphors to express the self and describe their relationships and as consumers form relationships with brands because they have a tendency to anthropomorphize brands, consumers’ spontaneous metaphors of anthropomorphism, zoomorphism and dehumanization (AZD) in consumption have the potential to offer insights into consumers’ self-object relationships. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of humanlike physical or mental characteristics, emotions and intentions to inanimate objects or animals; zoomorphism the attribution of animal traits to objects or humans; dehumanization the attribution of animal or object traits to oneself or others. Hence our research question is ‘How do consumers relate to possessions and consumption goods and pursue identity goals through spontaneous AZD metaphors in consumption?’ Whereas previous studies primed and prompted AZD by focusing on consumers’ reactions to marketers’ AZD, we examined AZD metaphors which emerged spontaneously from our conversations with consumers in this phenomenological study. We identify 4 patterns that show how different attachment styles to consumer goods were combined with different types of AZD metaphors to provide different emotional benefits relating to identity goals. In addition, the paper contributes to understanding how consumers employ AZD as self-therapeutic metaphors to cope with unwanted feelings like guilt and ambivalence within identity conflicts, to approach and to feel closer to desired selves, to experience self-augmentation, and to cope with undesired selves and with self-diminishment in consumption. Moreover, in contrast to earlier research, we found that anthropomorphism can occur in relation to secure social affiliations and in order to protect interpersonal relationships and that consumers who are experiencing financial difficulties and may feel they are low in power also anthropomorphize their possessions to experience emotional benefits and they often experience their anthropomorphized possessions as desirable and not aversive. In contrast to earlier research, we also found that consumers with anthropomorphic beliefs about objects may want to replace these objects. Finally, extending earlier research, we found that anthropomorphism can moderate guilt in consumption directly through the explicit delegation of responsibility to the product and indirectly by helping to reason that possessions are worthy of love and care.
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  • Data for: Tracing interaction between hydrocarbon and groundwater systems with isotope signatures preserved in the Anyue gas field, central Sichuan Basin, China
    Noble gas and stable isotope data from Anyue gas field, China
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  • Data for: Toward A Nuanced and Targeted Fire Prevention Policy: Insight from Psychology
    These supplementary materials consist of response data that were used in the study and dummy questionnaire that was revised after being piloted.
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  • Data for: Studying disruptive events: innovations in behaviour, opportunities for lower carbon transport policy?
    This is data pertaining to a study of travel disruptions in the UK
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  • Data for: Fire risk explains persistent poverty and fire use in the Brazilian Amazon
    Data and codes attached to the paper "Fire risk explains persistent poverty and fire use in the Brazilian Amazon"
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  • Data for: Magma flow pattern of the 1.78 Ga dyke swarm of the North China Craton during the initial assembly of the Supercontinent Nuna/Columbia: Constraints from rock magnetic and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies
    AMS results from the 1.78 Ga dykes in the North China craton in this study
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  • Study of the availability of nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus in a blend of agro-industrial digestate and wood ashes under different acidification conditions
    Datasets and Supplementary Materials
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  • All data for "Osmolality as a novel mechanism explaining diet effects on the outcome of infection with a blood parasite" paper in CB
    All data for "Osmolality as a novel mechanism explaining diet effects on the outcome of infection with a blood parasite" paper in Current Biology 2020
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  • A compact reformulation of the two-stage robust resource-constrained project scheduling problem: Complete results
    Complete results corresponding to the research presented in the paper entitled 'A compact reformulation of the two-stage robust resource-constrained project scheduling problem', submitted to 'Computers and Operations Research' in April 2020 (Bold and Goerigk, 2020). The uncertain resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) test instances on which these results are obtained are derived from deterministic instances in the PSPLIB (http://www.om-db.wi.tum.de/psplib/) involving 30 activities (j30). 3 robust counterparts corresponding to the delaying of (Gamma=) 3, 5 and 7 activities respectively have been generated for each of the 480 deterministic PSPLIB instances. Hence, a total of 1440 test instances have been generated. This data set contains four data files corresponding to the results of four variants of the model proposed in Bold and Goerigk (2020). These are a 'basic' model (basic_results_full.txt), and three extended models: including transitivity constraints (trans_results_full.txt), warm-start (warmstart_results_full.txt), transitivity constraints plus warm-start (warmstarttrans_results_full.txt). See Bold and Goerigk (2020) for details of these methods. Each data set reports for each instance the instance number (corresponding to the deterministic PSPLIB instance), the number of activities delayed (Gamma), the Gurobi solution status code, the best lower and upper-bound found by the solver, the gap between these two values, and the CPU run-time for that instance. Results show that the proposed model out-performs the current state-of-the-art algorithms for solving the two-stage robust resource-constrained project scheduling problem, being much quicker to solve, and reaching optimality for 50% more instances on the same benchmark set.
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  • Data for: Ambient measurements of monoterpenes near Cannabis cultivation facilities in Denver, Colorado
    The observed monoterpene mixing ratio data in Denver in Aug 2016.
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