Aggression and Violence News

Boys Who Bully More Likely to Sexually Harass 2 Years Later

November 9th, 2014
Middle-school boys who bully their peers are 4.6 times more likely to commit sexual harassment two years later, and those who participate in homophobic teasing are 1.6 times more likely to do the same, according to a new study by the University ...

Compassion Can Drive Aggression

November 7th, 2014
Caring for others or feeling empathy is a trait believed to be unique to the human condition. New research suggests that while empathy can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors, the feeling is also linked to unprovoked aggression. University of ...

Study Shows No Influence of Media Violence on Societal Violence

November 6th, 2014
A new report suggests societal violence is not influenced by violence depicted over media and movies or video games. The finding is sure to spark controversy as some scholars and politicians have long blamed violence in movies and other media as a contributing ...

Conflict Stalemates Can Stem from Misreading Motivations

November 5th, 2014
A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better understanding of motivations ...

Victims & Juries May Have Different Ideas on Punishment

October 29th, 2014
A person’s perspective appears to play a critical factor in the way we believe punishment should be used to restore justice. New psychological research discovers third parties -- such as a jury -- are more likely to use punishment as a means to ...

Sleep Disorders Often Missed in Toddlers With Psychiatric Disorders

October 26th, 2014
A new study has found that sleep difficulties, especially problems with falling asleep, are very common among toddlers and preschoolers treated for psychiatric disorders. These sleep difficulties are often underdiagnosed in children with behavioral and emotional issues, yet can greatly affect well-being, according ...

Report: School Bullying Still a Serious Problem

October 25th, 2014
Although enormous efforts have been made to increase anti-bullying legislation and to raise public awareness, school bullying is still one of the most urgent issues facing students, according to a report by researchers from Clemson University and Professional Data Analysts Inc. "Bullying continues ...

Toddlers with Low Empathy at Risk for Future Behavior Problems

October 19th, 2014
Toddlers who don’t feel guilty after bad behavior or who are less affectionate or less responsive to affection may be at risk for greater behavior problems by the time they enter first grade, according to a new study by the University of Michigan ...

Many Women Blame Poverty on Failed Relationships, Early Motherhood

October 16th, 2014
New research suggest policymakers and health authorities can help women rise out of poverty by learning the factors that women believe influenced their current social condition. Kristin Mickelson, Ph.D., of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University, and Emily ...

Risk Factors for Sexual Assault May Help Prevent It

October 16th, 2014
A new Danish study identifies risk factors associated with sexual assault and finds that most women were in their late teens or early 20s and knew their attacker before the incident. Many of the assaults were not associated with physical injury, but alcohol often played ...