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2014-04-23 15:59:00

New work develops first 'Spitefulness Scale' Some of the world's nastiest behavior grows out of spite, the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to yourself. Divorcing couples often go out of their way to hurt each other and even their kids, skirting the more peaceful path to moving on. Tax evaders can grow so vengeful over a penalty that they'll double down on their cheating. Terrorists can be so keen to hurt their enemies, they commit suicide in the...

Effects Of Childhood Bullying Can Persist For Decades
2014-04-19 06:48:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The effects of bullying simply don’t go away as children grow up, according to a new American Journal of Psychiatry study that claims that the impact of being harassed or picked-on as a child can still be felt up to four decades later. Lead author Dr. Ryu Takizawa of the King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and colleagues reviewed data from the British National Child Development Study, which includes information on...

2014-04-14 23:01:22

The Firm is evaluating Testosterone lawsuits on behalf of individuals who experienced life-threatening heart problems, allegedly due to Testim and other low-testosterone therapies. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Testosterone treatment lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/) are now being filed in courts around the country on behalf of men who allegedly suffered life-threatening heart problems due to prescription medications used to treat hypgonadism (low...

Video Game Aggression Brought About By Failure, Not Violence
2014-04-08 05:37:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It isn’t the violent gameplay in video games such as The Walking Dead, Grand Theft Auto or World of Warcraft that fosters intense feelings of aggression in video game players – it's the failure that comes with gameplay that leads to hostile behavior. So blasting away at zombies, running over pedestrians in a high speed chase and hacking and slashing to the room of treasure doesn’t create the aggressive feelings; but rather the fact...

2014-04-07 23:01:29

The Firm is evaluating testosterone lawsuits on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems, allegedly due to prescription testosterone therapies. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 As testosterone treatment lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/) involving AndroGel, Testim and other prescription low testosterone therapies continue to mount in U.S. Courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study that raises...

2014-04-01 15:18:27

An educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, known as Fast Track, reduces aggressive behavior later in life, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research, led by psychological scientist Justin Carré of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada, indicates that dampened testosterone levels in response to social threats may account for the intervention’s success in...

2014-04-01 13:07:57

Bottom Line: Parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep, improved school performance and better behavior by the children. Author: Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., of Iowa State University, Ames, and colleagues. Background: Previous research suggests high levels of screen time are associated with less sleep, attention problems and lower academic progress. How the Study Was Conducted: The study...

Bullying Also Affects Popular Kids
2014-04-01 11:53:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of us science nerds vividly remember episodes of bullying that took place throughout our childhood, but a new study has found that the popular kids are victimized by bullies too. In fact, the study, published in the American Sociological Review, found that becoming more popular actually raises the risk of getting bullied. "Most people probably would not think that having a higher social status would increase the risk of being...

2014-03-31 23:21:42

NoBullying.com, releases today the Ultimate Guide to the Psychology of Bullying http://nobullying.com/the-psychology-of-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 When children turn into bullies, there is almost always a psychological reason why they do so. While the majority of children don’t turn to bullying, the ones that do are usually crying out for help. The circumstances a child has dealt with in their life determine whether or not they will become a bully. Nobullying releases...

violent video games
2014-03-26 03:05:47

Iowa State University Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or culture. Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study published in JAMA Pediatrics, says it is really no different than learning math or to play the piano. “If you...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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