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2014-03-20 08:28:36

- DARK MINDS Uses Convicted Serial Killer, Known Only as "Raven," as a Consultant on Cold Cases Believed to be the Work of Serial Killers - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FBI estimates that there are between 35 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time. It's a chilling statistic but one that becomes horrifyingly real when given a name with a face of true evil. DARK MINDS returns to Investigation Discovery this April with a two-hour...

The 'Dark Tetrad' Makes Up The World Of The Internet Troll
2014-02-17 08:42:35

[ Watch the Video: The Psychology Behind Internet Trolls ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Look almost anywhere on the Internet and you will likely find negative comments related to whatever content is featured on a webpage. Be it images, video, a news story or a blog, people just love to share their negative feedback. Now, a new study from Canadian psychologists has gone a step beyond the realms of sanity and delved deeper into the mind of the Internet troll....

2014-01-26 23:04:03

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a new study that correlates hallucinogen use with reduced recidivism among criminals convicted of drug-offenses. Aid in Recovery is a full service drug and alcohol treatment center located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) January 26, 2014 Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recently released study that linked hallucinogens with reduced recidivism rates in criminals convicted of substance abuse...

2014-01-01 08:20:06

Video Games, Blacks, Serial Killers, Strippers, Prostitutes, Vets, 1980's Key Factors LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an interview with CBS news, the head of the FBI's Behavioral Threat Assessment Center confirmed that school shooters are a new breed of serial killer (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-weve-prevented-148-shootings-attacks-this-year/). This fact, along with the time line of the Arapahoe High School shooting verifies the findings of a white paper...

2013-12-23 23:04:45

Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial and petroleum clients worldwide, today announced that in 2014 it will continue its sponsorship of Bridges To Life (BTL). BTL is an innovative, highly successful program that partners victims with individuals who have been incarcerated for violent crimes to reduce offender rates of recidivism and help both victims and offenders heal. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a...

Everyday Sadism
2013-09-12 12:34:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who has experienced cruelty at the hands of another person has probably had trouble wrapping their minds around how someone else can act in a sadistic manner. A new study published in the journal Psychological Science may provide insight into sadistic behavior by making a connection between inflicting pain and experiencing pleasure in some individuals. "Some find it hard to reconcile sadism with the concept of 'normal'...

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...

Psychopaths Can Feel Empathy
2013-07-25 12:13:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychopaths have long been portrayed as non-sympathetic individuals incapable to empathizing with others and therefore very capable of causing others pain. Now, however, new research from the Netherlands has found that individuals with psychopathy are in fact capable of feeling empathy, but less readily than others without the condition, according to a report in the journal Brain. Researchers said the Dutch government's focus on...

Premeditated Killers Differ Mentally From Impulsive Murderers
2013-06-29 08:48:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The minds of premeditated murderers are quite different than those who kill impulsively, according to a new study appearing in the latest edition of the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior. "Impulsive murderers were much more mentally impaired, particularly cognitively impaired, in terms of both their intelligence and other cognitive functions," said Dr. Robert Hanlon, senior author of the study and an associate professor of...

Revision Of Psychiatric Encyclopedia Being Criticized By Past Authors
2013-05-13 15:08:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Later this month, the American Psychiatric Association (PSYCH) will release the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, referred to as DSM-5, and the impending release has been stirring a vigorous debate within the psychological community. Considered to be a diagnostic encyclopedia, DSM-5 marks the first revision of the manual in nearly 20 years. Its widespread use and influence can be seen in...