December 18th, 2014
Researchers have found a surprisingly strong connection between the domestic abuse of a pregnant woman and postnatal trauma symptoms in her child, according to a new study at Michigan State University.
Their findings are published in the research journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
December 13th, 2014
If you happen to carry a particular variant for one of three common genes (whether you carry just one or all three), you may be more likely to engage in antisocial behavior, but only if you were exposed to an abusive or ...
December 11th, 2014
Researchers from the University of Kansas find in a new study that there are pros and cons to the support victimized teenagers get from their friends.
Depending on the type of aggression they are exposed to, such support may reduce young people's risk ...
December 11th, 2014
New research finds that teens diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are more likely to use alcohol and tobacco.
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study is among the first to assess such an association in this age group.
Conduct disorder ...
December 10th, 2014
A new study dispels the theory that toddler aggression is associated with frustration caused by language problems.
University of Montreal researchers now believe parental behavior may play a factor in the link between verbal frustrations and aggression.
Physical aggression in toddlers includes frequent hitting, ...
December 9th, 2014
Nearly half of all children in the United States experience an adverse event during childhood that could lead to long-term health or educational consequences, according to new research.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say the experiences -- including ...
December 8th, 2014
The claim that playing football can result in lifelong damage to the brain may be premature.
Reports have routinely linked aggression, violence, depression, and suicide with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative brain disease linked to playing football.
But just how CTE and behavioral ...
December 7th, 2014
A summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study.
The study evaluated the impact of Chicago's One Summer Plus program, which offers eight ...
December 4th, 2014
Case Western Reserve University researchers have found that girls and boys can be affected differently by seeing parental violence.
While girls tend to internalize their exposure to such violence, boys are more inclined to act out aggressively says Megan R. Holmes, Ph.D., M.S.W., ...
December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that boys display more aggressive behavior than girls in grades six to 12.
University of Georgia investigators discovered boys used relational aggression -- malicious rumors, social exclusion, and rejection -- to harm or manipulate others more often than girls.