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Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids’ Aggressive Behavior

April 24th, 2014
Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids' Aggressive Behavior A new study finds evidence that prenatal smoking coupled with a genetic risk for behavioral problems could increase aggressive behavior in children -- especially in girls. Researchers ...

Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured

April 24th, 2014
Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured Spitefulness pertains to the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to you. In some cases, this pertains to being intentionally mean, while in other ...

Nearly 1 in 3 Canadian Adults Reports Abuse

April 23rd, 2014
Nearly 1 in 3 Canadian Adults Reports AbuseA sobering new study finds that almost one-third of adults in Canada have experienced child abuse violence in their home. The abuse may have taken the form of ...

Selective Memories of Atrocities Linked to Social Group

April 22nd, 2014
Selective Memories of Atrocities Linked to Social GroupThe memory of wartime atrocities committed by American soldiers while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan is often incomplete. Researchers now believe the omission of details can lead people ...

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

April 22nd, 2014
Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers less than 10 percent of crimes are directly ...

Effects of Childhood Bullying Still Evident 40 Years Later

April 19th, 2014
Effects of Childhood Bullying Still Evident 40 Years LaterThe negative effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new findings by researchers at King’s College London. The study, published in ...

Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital Conflict

April 17th, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital ConflictNew research finds lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and increase the chance of hostility and conflict. In the study, ...

Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted Programming

April 10th, 2014
Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted ProgrammingVanderbilt researchers have released a new study showing that a targeted intervention program can reduce violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students. The study evaluated 27 programs nationwide ...

Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side Effects

April 9th, 2014
 Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side EffectsA new report finds that domestic violence extends across socioeconomic boundaries and often involves children as innocent witnesses. In the nationwide study of children who have witnessed ...

Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression

April 8th, 2014
Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression The disturbing imagery or violent themes of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a ...