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2014-02-17 00:21:28

Longitudinal study shows negative, compounding effects of bullying BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact has on a child's health, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital published online Feb. 17 in Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the compounding effects of bullying from elementary school to high school. "Our research shows that long-term bullying has a...

Polistes fuscatus
2014-02-10 10:05:21

Penn State Aggression-causing genes appeared early in animal evolution and have maintained their roles for millions of years and across many species, even though animal aggression today varies widely from territorial fighting to setting up social hierarchies, according to researchers from Iowa State University, Penn State and Grand Valley State University. If these "mean genes" keep their roles in different animals and in different contexts, then perhaps model organisms -- such as bees...

2014-01-29 04:20:04

Source: Waseda UniversityHopes for a method of reducing aggressive behavior in humansTokyo, Jan 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A group led by Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and Research Associate Takayoshi Ubuka, of the Waseda University Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a hormonal mechanism for controlling aggressiveness in male birds.Male aggressiveness has long been thought to depend on androgen, a male sex hormone produced in the testes. However, previous research...

2014-01-23 11:33:53

Children around the world who grow up in dangerous neighborhoods exhibit more aggressive behavior, says a new Duke University-led study that is the first to examine the topic across a wide range of countries. Many U.S. studies have described a link between dangerous neighborhoods and children's aggressive behavior. Authors of the new study wanted to determine whether the pattern held true in other cultures. To find out, researchers interviewed parents and children from 1,293 families in...

2014-01-23 08:25:55

Anti-Bullying Basics Offers Advice for Students and Perspective for Educators, Parents CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book, Inc., a leading educational publisher with more than 96 years of experience creating authoritative reference and curriculum content for students, has recently published its newest print series, Anti-Bullying Basics, designed to explore the increasingly urgent issue of bullying amongst school-age children. "Bullying is a serious concern, and I am...

Understanding How To Address Childhood Aggression
2014-01-21 08:41:15

University of Montreal The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. Lacourse's worked with the parents of identical and non-identical twins to evaluate and compare their behavior, environment and genetics. "The gene-environment analyses revealed that early genetic factors were...

2014-01-18 23:02:34

In response to an article published by Legal Insurrection, Long Island advertising agency, fishbat, discusses New Jersey’s new bill to teach appropriate social media behavior to middle school students. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 fishbat, a leading Long Island advertising agency, reveals how New Jersey plans to teach proper social media behavior with a new law and how it could curb cyber-bullying. According to a January 10th Legal Insurrection article titled “NJ bill mandates...

White-throated Sparrow Study Traces Social Behaviors To Specific Gene
2014-01-15 09:31:53

Emory University A unique study of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds’ aggression and parenting behaviors in the wild to variation in their genome. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is publishing the results of the experiments, conducted by the lab of neuroscientist Donna Maney in Emory University’s Department of Psychology. The research, which comprised behavioral observations of the study...

2014-01-08 16:28:01

Issue is highlighted during month of January LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year more than six-and-a-half million people in the U.S. are victims of stalking. That's just one of many sobering facts about stalking in this country, including: -- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have been stalked during their lifetime -- 66% of female stalking victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner -- 46% of stalking victims experience at least one...

2013-12-30 08:28:46

BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The suicide of 18 year old An Qi sparks debate throughout China about the phenomenon of Cyber Bullying and Cyber Hunting. To tackle the issues of real and virtual bullying, CCTV's Tian Wei sits down with long-time "China-hand" and legal expert Edward Lehman, of LEHMAN, LEE & XU and Professor Shi Anbin of Tsinghua University on December 20(th), 2013. Edward Lehman and Professor Shi Anbin were asked to comment on the difference between Cyber Bullying...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.