Category Archives: Human Behavior: Violence

Violence against hospital staff






China is kicking off a year-long campaign this month to stamp out persistent violence in its overcrowded hospitals by angry patients targeting medical staff, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. Healthcare is a flashpoint for many people in China, … Continue reading






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People with Anger Disorder Have Decreased Connectivity Between Regions of the Brain






Newswise — People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction. In a new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, neuroscientists from … Continue reading






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How climate affects violence: it impacts life strategies, time orientation, self-control






Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain … Continue reading






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Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?






Newswise — Philadelphia, March 7–- Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions-vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and less-traveled thoroughfares—were in much greater abundance compared to neighborhoods where adolescents were safer. … Continue reading






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Media violence only affects teens growing up in an aggressive social environment






Teens only become more aggressive as a result of exposure to violent games and television programmes when they are also exposed to aggression in their social environment, such as conflict in their family or aggressive behaviour among friends. This means … Continue reading






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Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens






(Reuters Health) - Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike – emotional distress and substance … Continue reading






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Why the FBI is now tracking animal cruelty






The FBI is now tracking cases of animal cruelty, and while animal advocates and law enforcement differ in their motives, both groups see it as a point of progress. In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will begin collecting … Continue reading






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Mental Illness and Gun Control: Challenges of a Proposed Provision in Executive Action






A proposed White House executive action announced Monday related to gun control could reinforce the stigma associated with mental illness and the erroneous belief that those with mental illness are inherently violent, says Georgetown forensic psychiatrist Liza Gold, MD. Still, … Continue reading






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Adolescents hospitalized for adversity-related injury have increased long-term death risk






Adolescents discharged from hospitals in England after an admission for violent, drug- or alcohol-related, or self-inflicted injuries have increased risks of subsequent death and emergency re-admission up to a decade later, according to a study published this week in PLOS … Continue reading






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How Loneliness Wears on the Body






Every Monday during the summer, some of the residents of Lyme, New Hampshire, gather up fruits and vegetables from their gardens to donate to Veggie Cares, a program that distributes local food to people living alone. Volunteers collect, sort, and … Continue reading






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11 Violent Games Parents Should Know More About






Choosing which games to play in a household can be a complex decision. But with ever more accessible information from ESRB about the content of mature titles, parents can be better equipped than ever to make informed choices. Along with … Continue reading






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Youth violence undermines social and economic development in poorest corners of the world






Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to research from McGill University. However, increased government spending on education may be the key to facilitate policy efforts to protect youth. Using data … Continue reading






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Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective






Standard approaches for investigating risk of violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners are inaccurate and should be abandoned in all future studies, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). In a study published in PLOS One the … Continue reading






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Year Zero: A History of 1945






A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in … Continue reading






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Should we analyze students’ blog posts to separate the merely angry from the truly dangerous?






The proposed technique, featured in a recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, uses a technology called “natural language processing” (NLP) to identify patterns of words that the researchers believe would signal impending violent behavior. To test their theory, … Continue reading






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Low resting heart rate in late adolescence linked to increased risk for violent criminality in men later in life: JAMA Psychiatry






A low resting heart rate in late adolescence was associated with increased risk for violent criminality in men later in life, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Low resting heart rate is related to antisocial behavior in … Continue reading






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We look because madmen know we will look






By John Biggs We look because it’s there. We humans look towards violence in order to define it, to decide where we must run (or if we should stand and fight). We are fascinated by suffering. There is a cognitive … Continue reading






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Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression ARE Linked: APA Review






Newswise — WASHINGTON – Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. “The … Continue reading






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Should principals in America’s schools wear body cameras?






A school district in southeastern Iowa “is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district’s eight school buildings with a body camera,” the Des Moines Register reports. “The district spent about … Continue reading






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Violent video games provide quick stress relief, but at a price






A study authored by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students indicates that while playing video games can improve mood, violent games may increase aggressive outcomes. The study, authored by James Alex Bonus and Alanna Peebles, graduate students in Communication Arts, … Continue reading






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Substance use disorders are the only psychiatric disorders that predict future violence in youth: Northwestern University






CHICAGO — Most psychiatric disorders — including depression — do not predict future violent behavior, according to new Northwestern Medicine longitudinal study of delinquent youth. The only exception is substance abuse and dependence. “Our findings are relevant to the recent … Continue reading






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Exposure to violence among women with unwanted pregnancies and the association with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms of anxiety and depression






Sex Reprod Healthc. 2015 Jun;6(2):50-3. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Sep 26. Exposure to violence among women with unwanted pregnancies and the association with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms of anxiety and depression. Tinglöf S1, Högberg U1, Lundell IW2, Svanberg AS3. Author … Continue reading






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Firearm-Related Hospitalizations and U.S. Stock Market Performance Linked: The American Journal of Medicine






Over 2001-2011, the national incidence of firearm-related hospitalizations has closely tracked the national stock market performance, suggesting that economic perturbations and resultant insecurities might underlie the perpetuation of firearm-related injuries, according to a new study published in The American Journal … Continue reading






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Peace journalism as an alternative to the predominance of negative and violent news






The continued presence of negative and violent information can influence the relationship between people and their environment, their world view, their social relationships and their attitude towards the possibility of changing things. As an alternative to the traditional information model, … Continue reading






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Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships






More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England* have experienced sexual coercion, new research launched today [11 February] reveals. Most were pressured to have sex or other sexual activity, but some cases included rape. And many of the 13-17-year-olds … Continue reading






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