Aggression and Violence News

Cyberbullying Often Goes Unchecked

February 25th, 2015
New research suggests people tend to avoid direct confrontation with a cyberbully, even when they have an opportunity to make a difference. In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get ...

Intense Anger Can Spark a Heart Attack

February 25th, 2015
So angry you could explode? If so, be aware of chest pains that may develop in the next few hours. New research discovers the risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than ...

Teen Drivers Swayed by Risk-Accepting Riders

February 22nd, 2015
A new study shows that teen drivers are strongly influenced by their teen passengers' attitudes toward driving, especially those passengers who openly condone risky driving behaviors, according to new research published in the journal Health Psychology. The findings showed that male teen drivers took more ...

Polluted Air Tied to Hike in Suicide Risk

February 14th, 2015
Breathing in polluted air is linked to an increased risk for suicide, particularly among middle-aged men, according to researchers at the University of Utah. The study is adding to the small, but growing body of research linking air pollution exposure to suicide. For ...

Study Finds 1 Million Juvenile Gang Members in U.S.

February 13th, 2015
More than 1 million young people in the U.S. (about two percent of youth) belong to a gang, which is more than three times the number estimated by law enforcement, according to a new study. The researchers found that these young people ...

Bad Driving Linked to Less Empathy

February 8th, 2015
Individuals with a history of dangerous driving show relatively less activation in brain areas associated with social cognition and empathy compared to their safe-driving counterparts, according to new research published in the journal NeuroImage. Psychological scientists in the Czech Republic monitored the brain ...

Study of Retired NFL Players Shows Concussion-Related Brain Damage

February 5th, 2015
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered signs of accumulated brain damage in former NFL players that may be connected to specific memory problems experienced decades after they stopped playing football. The study involved nine former NFL players who underwent a variety of imaging and ...

Inability to Control Emotions Linked to Impaired Brain Activity in Autistic Adults

February 1st, 2015
New research has found that when it comes to the ability to regulate emotions, the brain activity in autistic people is significantly different from the brain activity in people without autism. Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine say their ...

New Study Shows Men to Blame for Political Gridlock

January 31st, 2015
A new study suggests that political gridlock -- like that which led to the 2013 federal government shutdown -- can largely be blamed on men, who researchers found are less likely to compromise. "One implication is that female legislators might talk about politics and ...

Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

January 28th, 2015
A new model of clinical care incorporates a team-based public health approach to care for and manage violent injuries. The innovative strategy which empowers health care professionals to prevent violent events, not just treat them, is used in more than 25 hospitals across ...