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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…
Researchers gaining a better understanding of perpetrators of intimate partner violence

August 20, 2019

Studies have shown that male victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of growing up to be…
Students with a greater sense of family and school belonging are less likely to become bullies

August 1, 2019

Research has shown that, despite great efforts, one in three children continue to experience bullying in school. However,…
‘Harsh parenting’ might alter kids’ brains

July 17, 2019

Children whose parents often get angry at them, spank them, yell at them or shake them as a…
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

July 2, 2019

For years, Paula Walters had no idea why she was forgetting things, losing control of her emotions, struggling…
Looking at cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans

June 17, 2019

In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at…
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help

June 12, 2019

Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support…
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online

May 3, 2019

The menacing photos that Tevin, a young man affiliated with a Chicago street gang, posted on social media…
Violent Music does not Desensitise Fans to Violence, but Inspires Joy, Study Finds

March 13, 2019

People ­– and especially parents – have been concerned with the effects of seemingly violent music on the…
Research Continues to Shed Light on Our Confusion Over Gun Violence and Mental Health

February 19, 2019

Soon after mass shooting incidents occur, people inevitably make links between gun violence and those with mental illness.…
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

February 18, 2019

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of…
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…
Research Brief: Preventing violent encounters between police and young black men in Minnesota

January 15, 2019

High profile events in recent years have drawn attention to violent encounters between police and young black men…
New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

November 29, 2018

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve…
Alcohol, firearms and kids: a dangerous mix

November 21, 2018

Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk of self-harm and interpersonal…
Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds

November 12, 2018

Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect…
Breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence

November 8, 2018

The cycle of intimate partner violence will remain unbroken unless trauma in perpetrators—not just victims—is also treated, according…
Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries, new study reveals

November 8, 2018

Societal acceptance of domestic violence against women is widespread in developing countries, with 36 per cent of people…
Suicide more prevalent than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

November 6, 2018

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms —…
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

October 31, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Assistant Professor Steven Wilson downloads six million tweets a day from across…
From Minutes to Months: Considering Potential Harm of Mass Media

October 31, 2018

Governments and police forces around the world need to give greater consideration to the potential harm caused by…
Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

October 19, 2018

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or…
Violence by protesters can lead the public to support them less

October 17, 2018

Protestors are not helping their cause when they turn violent toward their opposition. In fact, their aggressions could…
Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

October 13, 2018

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault…
Study: Involved parents dim the effects of media violence on teens

September 28, 2018

Teenagers exposed to TV and film violence and high levels of household conflict may go on to engage…
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MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

September 27, 2018

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.…
Intimate partner violence doesn’t end with the relationship

July 17, 2018

Violence that occurs between intimate partners does not end with the relationship’s conclusion, yet few resources exist to…
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

July 10, 2018

Stimulating the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for controlling complex ideas and behaviors, can reduce…
Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits

April 30, 2018

Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved…
The presence of sexual violence in neighborhoods erodes feelings of safety for women—but not men

February 20, 2018

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied…
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