The research doesn’t say what some lawmakers suggest every time there’s a mass shooting.
On the whole, results from psychology research studies don't support a direct connection between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
High school can be a hard place to make friends, but research shows being nice may be all it takes.
We know being nice is good for friendships. But we wanted to find out why some antisocial people are socially successful. So we looked at whether rebels had more friends in high school than nice kids.
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Dementia patients are often the perpetrators and often the victims of abuse. Research also shows that a medical history of head injury can more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in some populations, even after many years.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
WWE wrestler Triple H at a live event in Orlando 2008.
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New research on roaring shows that women underestimate their own strength.
Jamie Carragher blamed a moment of madness for spitting at car passengers. But where do these moments come from?
The controversial lockout laws were introduced in 2014 in inner Sydney to prevent alcohol-fuelled violence.
A new study exploring the number of alcohol-related injuries treated at Sydney emergency department has found the lockout seem to be having an impact.
Playing violent video games doesn’t make kids more aggressive.
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For years, there have been questions about research showing connections between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
A recent study found people link different alcohol types to different emotional states.
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Some people believe different drinks make them feel differently. But the effect alcohol has on your mood depends on factors like where you are drinking it and how you're feeling at the time.
And yet it's still technically legal in the UK.
Let’s just go our separate ways.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
I hope they can’t tell I just smashed a plate in rage.
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A review of the research suggests
that pressure to put on a happy face could make us more aggressive.
It's important to strike a balance between helping others and looking after yourself.
The Orlando massacre is an extreme example of the public health crisis of anti-LGBT violence in America.
Aggression against sexual minorities is rooted in society-level stigmas that devalue LGBT individuals.
Spanking is a common parenting practice in the U.S.
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Spanking does not lead to better behavior by children. Instead, it could lead to some adverse, long-term consequences.
Weighing up risks and benefits.
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Commonly prescribed antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in teenagers, so why isn't this a bigger deal in drug trials?
Dire predictions on the future of children’s brains are shocking, not least because of how flimsy the evidence is to support these views.
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids' development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.
Like alcohol, oxytocin can make certain people aggressive.
A study has shown that alcohol and oxytocin, often dubbed "the love hormone" are more similar than we thought.
We’ve all met the angry driver – but how should a driver-less car react to such behaviour?
Driverless cars could soon be cruising Australian roads if South Australia gives the go-ahead to reforms to its road legislation. The technology promises to increase safety on our roads, but what happens…