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Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

Estimating Wealth from Outer Space

Apr. 25, 2017 — Cities and villages illuminated at night are common in wealthy regions such as Europe. This is different in developing countries: Satellite data shows that many dark spots are visible next to ... read more

When Children See War as Better Than Peace

Apr. 11, 2017 — For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the ... read more

Why Do Some With Radical Views Become Terrorists Yet Others Don't?

Apr. 6, 2017 — Since most people who hold radical views do not become terrorists, what are the factors that drive some to violent extremism? Is there a connection between mental illness and terrorist involvement? ... read more

When People Prepare for Conflict, Dominant Leaders Take the Stage

Mar. 23, 2017 — One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a ... read more

Canadian Academics Urged to Strengthen Ties to US Peers in Face of Trump Travel Ban

Mar. 20, 2017 — In the face of the Trump travel ban, academics must strengthen, rather than sever, ties to the United States, suggests a Canadian ... read more

'Do No Harm' Vs 'Legitimate Use of Force'

Mar. 16, 2017 — Bioethicists study whether health professionals in the Canadian Armed Forces can abide by two ethics codes, civilian and ... read more

To Improve Our Political Climate, Change the Questions We Ask

Mar. 2, 2017 — Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science. A team of political scientists suggests rather ... read more

War Less Likely Between Nations That Are 'Friends of Friends'

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even nations can have friends of friends, a new study has found. Results suggest these indirect relationships have a surprisingly strong ability to prevent major conflicts, and that international ... read more

Career Military Women Who Served in Vietnam: Happier and in Better Health Than All Women, Say Researchers

Feb. 13, 2017 — A study of American women deployed to Vietnam for military or civilian service shows that 48 percent of career military women were very happy compared to 38 percent of women in the general ... read more

The War on Drugs Causes Massive Human Rights Violations

Jan. 17, 2017 — The war on drugs has had devastating effects on human rights and public health worldwide, argue experts in a new ... read more

Most Veterans Experience Good Quality of Life After Military Service

Jan. 4, 2017 — With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 US veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure to ... read more

Prevent Strategy's Psychological Techniques Not Transparent Enough, According to New Study

Dec. 22, 2016 — Prevent Strategy's policies are based on ‘limited information,’ and this is a cause for concern, say researchers who argue that a lack of transparency will alienate professionals from ... read more

Violence Spreads Like a Disease Among Adolescents, Study Finds

Dec. 20, 2016 — A new study of U.S. adolescents provides some of the best evidence to date of how violence spreads like a contagious disease. Researchers found that adolescents were up to 183 percent more likely to ... read more

Fast Delivery for Christmas? A Study Explains Why We Like It So Much

Dec. 20, 2016 — Perceived goal conflict in everyday life causes anxiety and stress, which leads to feel pressed for time, making us impatient and willing to pay to save time, a new study ... read more

Support for Democracy Linked to Income Inequality

Nov. 17, 2016 — Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new ... read more

One State's Temporary Gun Removal Law Shows Promise in Preventing Suicides

Nov. 17, 2016 — A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a ... read more

Stronger Gun Laws Tied to Decreased Firearm Homicides

Nov. 14, 2016 — A review of 34 studies finds the strongest evidence yet for laws that strengthen background checks and require a permit to purchase a ... read more

Roadmap to Life After the Worst Injuries, in Times of War and Peace

Nov. 3, 2016 — The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a horrific type of medical trauma known as the “dismounted complex blast injury” (DCBI), in which an improvised explosive device detonates beneath a ... read more

Rhode Island Law Loophole Allows Domestic Abusers to Keep Firearms, Despite Risks

Oct. 31, 2016 — Courts in Rhode Island rarely require abusers to turn in their firearms, even when orders prohibit them from possessing firearms under federal law and there is evidence they pose a lethal risk to ... read more

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