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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Are Violent Video Games Associated With More Civic Behaviors Among Youth?

Aug. 10, 2016 — Whether violent video games influence the behavior of youth has been a debate that has split the academic community for years. A new study investigates this issue in a sample of 304 children in the ... read more

'Aggressive Drunk' Gene May Protect Carriers from Obesity, Associated Risks

Aug. 10, 2016 — A genetic mutation that makes its bearers more likely to behave impulsively while intoxicated may shield them from obesity and change the way testosterone impacts insulin resistance, indicates a new ... read more

Social Media Sites Obstruct Children’s Moral Development, Say Parents

July 14, 2016 — A ‘parent poll’ carried out by a team at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues found that only 15% of parents thought that popular social media sites provided a positive influence on a ... read more

Nearly 80 Percent of Drivers Express Significant Anger, Aggression or Road Rage

July 14, 2016 — Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. ... read more

July 6, 2016 — People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social ... read more

Impulsive Children Raised in Caring Families Drink Less During Adolescence

June 22, 2016 — Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Chronic Parental Domestic Violence Linked to Later Addictions

June 22, 2016 — Adults who have drug or alcohol dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study. One in five drug dependent Canadian adults and one in six alcohol dependent ... read more

Researchers Link Childhood Hunger, Violence Later in Life

June 20, 2016 — Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new ... read more

Major Differences Between Women and Men Who Commit Deadly Violence

June 17, 2016 — Women who commit deadly violence are different in many ways from male perpetrators, both in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried ... read more

Adolescent Sleep Duration Is Associated With Daytime Mood

June 15, 2016 — A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly ... read more

How Citizen Journalism Can Lead to Cyber Bullying

June 14, 2016 — Citizen journalism is often seen as more democratic form of journalism, where the public contributes to the reporting, analysis and dissemination of news. A sociologist and criminologist has studied ... read more

Link Found Between Witnessing Parental Domestic Violence During Childhood and Attempted Suicide

June 9, 2016 — A new study found the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among adults who had been exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood was 17.3% compared to 2.3% among those without ... read more

Nordic Countries: Highest in Gender Equality and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

June 7, 2016 — The Nordic countries are the most gender equal nations in the world, but at the same time, they also have a disproportionately high rate of intimate partner violence against women. This is perplexing ... read more

News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence With Mental Illness

June 6, 2016 — Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United ... read more

June 6, 2016 — People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief ... read more

Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken for Insanity, New Study Finds

May 23, 2016 — In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. After studying the 2011 case of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, researchers are ... read more

Support from Family, Friends Important to Helping Prevent Depression in Teenagers

May 19, 2016 — The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in new research. The study also found that teenagers who had grown up in a ... read more

Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term

May 13, 2016 — Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child's aggressive behavior, according to researchers but the effects eventually ... read more

Gene and Tonic: Genetic Link in Binge-Drinking Teens

May 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified the KALRN gene in a search to determine factors at play in underage alcohol ... read more

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