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2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

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...

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...

2013-07-11 13:01:00

Yoga can improve mood and mental well being among prisoners, an Oxford University study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behavior. The researchers found that prisoners after a ten-week yoga course reported improved mood, reduced stress and were better at a task related to behavior control than those who continued in their normal prison routine. 'We found that the group that did the yoga course showed an improvement in positive mood, a decrease in stress and greater...

Aggressive TV Is Making Children Mean, Anti-Social
2013-02-18 12:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s safe to say television has not always been seen as an appropriate companion for children. For many years, health officials and child development experts have warned parents about the dangers of placing their children in front of the television for several hours a day. Now, new evidence has shown the question is shifting from “how much” to “which programs.” According to new studies from the...

2012-12-20 18:57:16

Many high school students work in addition to going to school, and some argue that employment is good for at-risk youths. But a new study has found that placing juvenile offenders in jobs without ensuring that they attend school may make them more antisocial. The study, by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and the University of California, Irvine, appears in the journal Child Development. While evidence suggests that working long hours during the school...

Can Someone Actually Be Born To Kill?
2012-05-09 04:58:53

Scientists have scanned the brains of psychopaths and have discovered they are physically different than “normal” people. The difference lies in the gray matter in the areas of the brain closely related to emotion. Psychopathic brains have less of this gray matter, according to researchers at King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry, meaning traditional behavioral treatment of these criminals may be missing the point. Psychopathy is often characterized as a...

2012-05-08 09:13:38

New research provides the strongest evidence to date that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain. The study, published in Archives of General Psychiatry and led by researchers at King's College London is the first to confirm that psychopathy is a distinct neuro-developmental sub-group of anti-social personality disorder (ASPD). Most violent crimes are committed by a small group of persistent male offenders with ASPD. Approximately half of male prisoners in...

2012-02-08 12:17:05

War, the aftermath of war, and political violence are harmful to children's and teens' mental health and well-being. But few studies have looked at how this happens. A new longitudinal study of neighborhoods in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has found that political violence affects children by upsetting the ways their families function, resulting in behavior problems and mental health symptoms among the youths over extended periods of time. "Our findings suggest that working with families in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.