Training men to judge women's sexual interest more accurately

Researchers may have found a new way to combat sexual aggression. The causes of sexual aggression are many, but anecdotal evidence and research-based evidence, suggests that at least part of it has to do with when men overestimate women's levels of ...

Oct 13

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Sexual Abuse

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Link between how people walk and aggression found

The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study from the University of Portsmouth has found. The researchers from the Department of Psychology assessed the personalities of 29 participants, before using motion ...

Oct 1

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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The myth of mental illness and violence

There is widespread perception associating mental illness with violence, however, evidence says otherwise. Many crimes committed by people with mental illness often make sensational headlines, and thus seem very salient. However, the truth of the ...

Sep 17

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Myth: Better to express anger than to hold it in?

If you're like most people, you believe that releasing anger is healthier than keeping it bottled up. This belief dates back more than 2,000 years to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. In his classic Poetics, Aristotle observed that viewing tragic ...

Sep 8

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Anger Management

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How to heal after an abusive relationship

If you've recently gotten out of an abusive relationship or are considering doing so, your sense of self has likely been altered or even destroyed. So have your feelings of safety and your ability to trust others. You can and will regain these ...

Jun 4

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Aggression & Violence, ...

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1st Intimate Partner Violence simulation training in U.S.

Instances of assault, battery, rape, stalking and emotional abuse in relationships can be difficult for nurses to handle, but now there's the first training for it.

Mar 18

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence, Marital Counseling

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Sen. Susan Collins pitches mental health bill in wake of Oregon ...

She says passing the Mental Health Reform Act would increase aid for families struggling to help a loved one who suffers from mental illness before he acts out with violence.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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Are violence and mental illness always related?

Dr. Freese says people with mental illness are 10 to 15 times more likely to be victim of violence than they are to perpetrate violence themselves.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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Most acts of aggression by toddlers are unprovoked

Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all. ...

Sep 10

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Family violence can affect children even before birth, royal ...

Professor Louise Newman, director for women's mental health at Melbourne's Royal women's hospital, and Dr Robyn Miller, a social worker and family therapist, told the commission children could be affected by family violence even before they were ...

Jul 25

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence, Family Problems

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Study: Video Games Don't Trigger Aggression in Adults With Autism

Politicians pushed for a crackdown on violent video games after speculation arose that they spurred Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza - who had autism spectrum disorder - to commit one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, killing 26 children ...

Apr 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Autism spectrum disorders

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Women as serial killers

"They [the children] bothered me, so I decided to kill them." "I like to attend funerals. I'm happy when someone is dying." "That is my ambition, to have killed more people – more helpless people – than any man or woman who has ever ...

Mar 6

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Psychopath Unable to Process Punishment

Psychopathic violent offenders might be unable to repent and learn from punishment due to the presence of abnormalities in their brain. Through a MRI study, researchers have found that there are abnormalities found in areas of the brain that are ...

Feb 28

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Stanford Prison Experiment in Movie

Have you heard of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment? It has premiered this week at Sundance to mostly positive reviews. In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo recruited 24 male undergraduates to participate in a psychological experiment where they would ...

Feb 6

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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The Personality Factor That Makes Some Violent Criminals So Dangerous

Violent offenders who are also psychopaths are so dangerous because their brains do not learn normally from either punishments or rewards, a new study finds.

Jan 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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