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Nature, Nurture Both Figure Into Antisocial Behavior

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 ...

Friends’ Support for Victimized Teens Has Pros and Cons

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 ...

Parenting Style May Worsen Toddler Aggression

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, ...

Half of U.S. Kids Face Harmful Events That Can Impact Health, School

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 ...

Teaching Kids to Tell the Truth

December 9th, 2014
New research discovers that if you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. In the study, Canadian researchers from McGill University in Montreal performed a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ...

Higher Birth Weight Linked to Better School Performance

December 7th, 2014
A new study has found that the higher a child’s weight at birth, the better that child performed on reading and math tests in school. According to researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University, this holds true throughout elementary school and ...

Summer Jobs Program Linked to Less Youth Violence

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 ...

More Smartphone Use Leads to ‘Leisure Distress’

December 6th, 2014
A new study has found that young adults who are high-frequency smartphone users experience “leisure distress,” defined as feeling uptight, stressed, and anxious during free time. “The high-frequency cell phone user may not have the leisure skills necessary to creatively fill their free ...

Parental Violence Has Different Effect On Boys, Girls

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., ...

Omega 3/6 Lessens Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD Subtype

December 3rd, 2014
Many children and teens who have the inattentive subtype of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience significant improvements after taking the fatty acid supplements omega 3 and 6 for several months, according to a dissertation at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The findings ...

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