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Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
City coyotes’ poor diets could make them more aggressive, study suggests

August 8, 2019

City coyotes’ garbage-based diets are affecting their gut bacteria and that could affect how they interact with humans,…
Problem behaviors could provide clues on health challenges for children, adolescents with autism

July 1, 2019

For years, researchers have documented both gastrointestinal issues and problematic behaviors, such as aggression, in many children with…
Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

June 28, 2019

Much greater awareness, improved diagnosis and enhanced treatment are all required in order to reduce the burden on…
Managing the risk of aggressive dog behaviour

June 18, 2019

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries…
Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences

May 23, 2019

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according…
The (decreasingly) rough-and-tumble world of childhood

January 15, 2019

Young children generally get more physically aggressive between the ages of 1½ and 3½, but that usually diminishes…
Sample of rescued dogs shows link between gut microbiome, aggressiveness

January 11, 2019

A groundbreaking study of more than two dozen rescued dogs, some aggressive and some not, showed a clear…
Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

November 12, 2018

You can always tell when two guys are about to get into a fight. It starts with angry…
Antisocial behaviors in children linked to parenting

October 16, 2018

Less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment affect how aggressive children become and whether they…
A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker responsible for aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained in adolescence. Illustration by Tim Schoon, University of Iowa
Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children

September 27, 2018

Imagine a situation where one child is teasing another. While the child doing the teasing means it playfully,…
Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two

February 13, 2018

Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people…
Individuals’ Level of Aggression is Innate, but somewhat Modulated by Socialisation

December 29, 2017

As with most personality traits, aggression has been demonstrated to be partly heritable. The contested question, however, is…
Flat-footed fighters

February 19, 2017

Walking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in…
New study links brain stem volume and aggression in autism

February 11, 2017

New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues…
Physical aggression tendencies, aggressive foreign policy positions linked, study says

August 11, 2016

Can individual tendencies toward physical aggression lead someone to support aggressive foreign policy interventions? The answer may be…
Sexting and Risky Sexual Behaviors Linked in New Study

August 8, 2016

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds a link between “sexting” and an…
‘Map’ of teenage brain provides strong evidence of link between serious antisocial behaviour and brain development

June 17, 2016

The brains of teenagers with serious antisocial behaviour problems differ significantly in structure to those of their peers,…
Self-exposure to a male pheromone enhances male aggressiveness in mice

May 12, 2016

UTokyo researchers discovered that the male pheromone ESP1 found in tears not only induces sexual responses in females,…
Hugs, not hits: Affection better than spanking in encouraging good behavior

May 3, 2016

Children who are spanked may become aggressive—not compassionate or caring, which is often the case when mothers use…
Antisocial behaviour: Understanding the influence of genes and the environment

January 14, 2016

A gene involved in the regulation of emotions and behaviour could influence the long-term impact of violence experienced…
Study: Short winter days trigger aggression hormones differently based on sex

November 27, 2015

Indiana University researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression…
Mental math helps monk parakeets find their place in pecking order

September 17, 2015

A study of aggression in monk parakeets suggests that where they stand in the pecking order is a…
Prevention methods for dog bites too simplistic, researchers find

August 12, 2015

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that educating pet owners about canine body language may not…
What makes kids aggressive later in life?

July 23, 2015

A University at Buffalo developmental psychologist has received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study…
Study finds violent video games provide quick stress relief, but at a price

July 10, 2015

A study authored by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students indicates that while playing video games can improve…
Psychotic hallucinations, delusions rarely precede violence

May 12, 2015

Mass shootings at the hands of unhinged loners – such as those in Aurora, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California,…
Wolves are less aggressive towards their conspecifics than dogs

April 24, 2015

Usually wolves are regarded as less tolerant and more aggressive than dogs. Dogs are considered to be friendlier…
Bullied girls, but not boys, benefit from mom’s support

April 3, 2015

Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel…
The cost of dominance

March 20, 2015

Bad news for relentless power-seekers the likes of Frank Underwood on “House of Cards”: Climbing the ladder of…
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