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Spanking Your Five Year Old May Result In More Aggressive Behaviors
2013-10-21 12:37:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted at Columbia University in New York finds five-year-old children who have been spanked are more likely to be aggressive and get into even more trouble. This research echoes prior studies which have found spanking to have quite the opposite intended effect on children. Used as a disciplinary tool for many generations, spanking has only recently been questioned as an effective means of punishment. The Columbia...

2013-10-17 23:30:00

Psychologist Dr. Stu Leeds with Morris Psychological Group Helps Families Understand the Drivers of Self-Injurious Behavior and offers tips for seeing the warning signs. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 October 2013 – There is no one reason that adolescents harm themselves. And while cutting is the most common, there is no one way in which they do so. Whatever the reason or method, the prospect of their children hurting themselves is frightening and puzzling for parents....

2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

2013-09-30 16:16:49

Boosting testosterone can promote generosity, but only when there is no threat of competition, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that testosterone is implicated in behaviors that help to foster and maintain social relationships, indicating that its effects are more nuanced than previously thought. “Testosterone may mediate competitive and potentially antisocial behavior when social...

Casual Attitude Sibling Bullying
2013-09-23 14:17:01

[ Watch The Video: Sibling Bullying Could Lead To Mental Problems ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many recent public awareness campaigns have focused on preventing bullying among peers, whether that bullying takes place at school or the workplace. However, some new studies have begun looking at the home as the place where the psychological mechanisms that give rise to bullying first take root. In one such study recently published in the Journal of Interpersonal...

2013-09-23 10:31:37

Genes related to self-control could be 'disabled' by the prenatal environment Chronic aggressive behavior exhibited by some boys from disadvantaged families may be due to epigenetic changes during pregnancy and early childhood. This is highlighted by two studies conducted by a team led by Richard E. Tremblay, professor emeritus at the University of Montreal and Moshe Szyf, professor at McGill University, published in the journal PLOS ONE. The first author of the two papers, Nadine...

Shy Male Birds Likely To Flock Together And Have Fewer Friends
2013-09-18 12:11:31

University of Oxford Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behavior are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners than bold birds. The research, carried out by scientists from Oxford University and the Australian National University, used a new way of analyzing the social networks that link individual animals to each other – a kind of 'Facebook for birds'...

Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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