The coronavirus pandemic has led to many people using social media in more positive ways, including video conferencing platforms like Zoom.
Social media has become a virtual lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis. How people in isolation are using Zoom and other platforms goes against the notion that social media makes us more anti-social.
Gloria Garces of El Paso grieves before crosses, flags and flowers Aug. 6, 2019 to commemorate those killed at a mall in El Paso.
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In the wake of yet more mass murders, people want answers. Some questions that arise about the tragedies relate to mental illness. A psychiatrist answers three here.
New analysis reveals the most common types of anti-social behaviour, and who the victims are.
Here's what can be done.
Workplaces should try to eliminate situations where bullying can occur, rather than put responsibility on workers to behave nicely.
Like cancer, bullying will affect a majority of employees during their working lives, as a victim, witness, or perhaps as the alleged bully. And like cancer, there's no silver bullet to cure bullying.
Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills.
Psychopaths and sociopaths have similar characteristics, lacking remorse or empathy for others. And they can both be violent, deceitful and manipulative. But what are the differences between the two?
Early interventions can help children with autism build social and communication skills.
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Autism is usually diagnosed between the ages of two and five. But studies show therapies delivered earlier in childhood could help children at risk of developing autism.
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.
What happens to your brain when you drink?
Before the biff: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond during the filming of a ‘Top Gear’ episode.
Bullying is widely talked about, but what about incivility in the workplace? It's a wider scourge and linked to bullying, but the solutions can be simple.
Shame can hurt, but it can also be used to motivate positive behaviour.
Public shaming has a long history and has now gone online through social media. But shame can also be a powerful force to encourage positive behavioural change.
Compared to other antisocial people, psychopaths lack empathy and are less able to understand punishment.
The psychologist David Lykken once wrote that most violent crime could be prevented by cryogenically freezing all males aged 12 to 28. Although this option might be appealing at times for high school teachers…
What do you presume about me?
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In 1982 I was toying with the idea of a career in teaching. That year a controversial film, Made in Britain, starring Tim Roth was released and I almost didn’t become a teacher. The film’s central character…
Turning the other cheek: Stephen Gough.
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Stephen Gough – widely known as the Naked Rambler – has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which disagreed that his repeated convictions and jail terms violated his rights…