Aggression and Violence News

Teen Aggression Linked to Drinking

August 7th, 2014
A new Finnish study discovers that aggressive adolescents are more likely to drink, and drink more, than their peers. Researchers also found, surprisingly, that depression and anxiety were not linked to increased alcohol use. Investigators explored the relationship between psychosocial problems and alcohol use ...

Risk Glorifying Video-Games Stimulate Bad Behaviors

August 5th, 2014
Emerging research suggests teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely to engage in a wide range of deviant behaviors. Dartmouth researchers found that playing the games increased subsequent risk of behaviors beyond aggression, including alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency, and ...

Study Finds Intention Trumps Gruesome Evidence When Determining Punishment

August 3rd, 2014
A new brain imaging study has found that when deciding how to punish someone who has harmed another person, the area of the brain that determines whether the act was intentional or unintentional trumps the emotional urge to punish the person, however ...

Mechanism by Which Child Abuse Influences Adult Health Identified

July 28th, 2014
A new study demonstrates that childhood abuse affects the way genes are activated, thereby influencing a child's long-term development. Previous studies focused on how a particular child's individual characteristics and genetics interacted with that child's experiences in an effort to understand how ...

Combat Metaphors in Business Often Backfire

July 23rd, 2014
A new study discovers bosses who try to motivate their employees with violent rhetoric -- think of Steve Jobs declaring "thermonuclear war" on Samsung -- may begin a ‘battle’ they often lose. "Business executives use violent language all the time," said David Wood, ...

Activity in Amygdala May Be Key to Developing PTSD

July 16th, 2014
Emerging research suggests that the amygdala, the small brain structure involved in emotional learning and fear acquisition, may hold the key to who is likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a new study, a disparate group of researchers collaborated on a ...

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Study IDs Teens Prone to Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 13th, 2014
A new study has found that after a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. "While most people recover from a concussion within a week, a number of factors affect ...

New Health Ed Program Reduces Dating Violence

July 11th, 2014
A new health education program significantly reduces dating violence behaviors among high school youth. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown that the “It's Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG)” intervention is particularly effective in reducing dating violence ...

Female Veterans at Higher Risk for Partner Violence

July 7th, 2014
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans. However, until recently little has been known about women’s perception of the care they have been receiving. Now, a new study discovers that ...