Latest Aggression Stories

The Psychology Behind Intervening In Bar Fights
2013-07-24 09:59:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Wild West tales of old, cowboys and miners would routinely get into raucous bar brawls that often grew from the two original aggressors to include the entire saloon. Researchers from Penn State and the University of Ontario now say they understand bar fights and how they're able to swallow up more fighters as the scuffle continues. According to their research, bystanders are more likely to jump in to intervene when they believe...

Oxytocin Social Anxiety
2013-07-23 08:56:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side. Oxytocin is commonly thought of as the warm and fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love. It is currently even undergoing tests for use as an anti-anxiety drug. However, researchers at Northwestern Medicine have discovered oxytocin can intensify and cause emotional pain. It appears oxytocin may be responsible for negative social situations, such as...

Sexuality Bonobo Female Dominance
2013-07-16 08:36:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Among mammalian species, female social dominance is rare. However, one of our closest living relatives, bonobos, are known for the relatively high statuses females hold in social groups. This puzzles researchers as the males are often bigger and stronger than the females. A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has analyzed the dominance relations between male and female wild bonobos, taking particular...

2013-06-20 13:46:11

New research out of the University of Minnesota identifies significant risk factors for suicidal behavior in youth being bullied, but also identifies protective factors for the same group of children. The article, "Suicidal Thinking and Behavior Among Youth Involved in Verbal and Social Bullying: Risk and Protective Factors" is being published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. The supplement identifies bullying as a clear public health issue, calling for...

Sibling Aggression As Bad As Bullying
2013-06-17 10:34:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As most people with siblings can attest, growing up with brothers or sisters can sometimes lead to arguments or full-on fights over everything from a favorite toy to casual insults. While these incidents are often dismissed as ℠character-building,´ a new study from the University of New Hampshire found that sibling aggression can be just as stressful for a young child or adolescent as bullying from an unrelated peer. The...

2013-06-13 12:33:32

10-month-old infants show sympathy for victims of aggression Infants as young as ten months old express sympathy for others in distress in non-verbal ways, according to research published June 12 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Yasuhiro Kanakogi and colleagues from Kyoto University and Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. Infants at this age are known to assign goals and intentions to geometric figures; hence the researchers used a series of animated sequences to test...

2013-05-22 23:23:15

"With more than 6.5 million people stalked a year across the USA" the release of the first ever app to assist victims of stalking and other forms of harassment has been widely accepted by support groups and law enforcement. With more apps for personal security under development, these type of apps are using technology in a way never seen before to enhance personal safety. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 StopaStalker from Epigold Inc provides victims of stalking and harassment with a...

Video Game Aggression Intensified When Characters Look More Human
2013-05-21 11:16:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video games often allow players to stop an alien invasion, defeat the bad guy and save the world. However, realistic looking opponents in games could increase aggression in the players. Since the introduction of simple games such as Pong for the home nearly 40 years ago games have gone through several revolutions and today feature near photo-realistic graphics that can be displayed on HDTV sets. While the protagonists are often...

2013-05-15 23:31:57

On May 22, 2013, All Tiger Schulmann´s locations will be sponsoring, “Bully Shield.” This is a two-part event which helps children understand and overcome the bullying process. Elmwood Park, NJ (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 On May 22, 2013, All Tiger Schulmann´s locations will be sponsoring “Bully Shield.” This is a two-part event which helps children understand and overcome the bullying process. The event begins with a special seminar, led by each school´s...

Word of the Day
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.