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By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
Neuroscientists are moving closer to an understanding of how aggression works. Can they turn it off for us? Should they try?
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Human Equation
While managers and employees are aware of the potential for workplace violence, few think of it in terms of a coworker dying from an intentional poisoning. But it happens.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shame
Christopher Lasch long ago identified a pervasive "culture of narcissism." American culture today instead displays features more characteristic of borderline personality disorder.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in The Freedom to Change
Most of us say that we want other people to change but resist allowing them to break out of old molds. This is why.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on February 26, 2019 in Progress Notes
A growing body of literature reveals that children who have been exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers to experience a wide range of difficulties.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 20, 2019 in Canine Corner
New evidence shows that important personality traits, such as aggressiveness and trainability, show age-related changes in dogs.
By Julia Shaw Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Making Evil
The fact that we have to put so many men in cages to keep us safe is a symptom of a diseased society. We urgently need to do something about it.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Sexual violence against women is common. The perpetrators, almost exclusively, are men. Why do men sexually assault women?
By Christopher Bergland on February 14, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular assumptions, new research suggests that playing violent video games is not associated with adolescents' aggressive behavior.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 13, 2019 in Canine Corner
Emergency ward admissions for dog bites over a 13-year period serve as a test of the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Intolerance of disagreement rises from the dread of uncertainty, a dread that severely limits growth and accomplishment. Uncertainty drives us to learn more and connect to others.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on February 09, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Helping a child when they won't open up is difficult. This specific approach assists a parent in helping the child take his or her walls down.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Freedom to Change
Your strong negative emotions, and even your intense desires, do not care about your long-term well-being. They only want you to survive.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 04, 2019 in Finding a New Home
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the first of a two-part interview. Part 2 will be published shortly.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on January 26, 2019 in Talking Apes
In mindfulness therapy, clients are taught to accept their emotions rather than minimize them. Now there’s scientific evidence that integrative emotion regulation really works.
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on January 25, 2019 in Modern Minds
The history of human aggression is long and troubling. Why do so many of us keep getting into conflicts that escalate to the point of violence?
By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on January 09, 2019 in Slightly Blighty
The rapid expansion of gated communities across the United States may hold the key to understanding what's being argued.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The New Brain
Research on suppressing anger by directly controlling electrical activity in brain circuits.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Anger that’s difficult to control becomes problematic for men with borderline personality disorder. New research explores what’s different about their brains.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in The Harm Done
Why are sadists aggressive? They turn your suffering into their satisfaction.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on December 23, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
There’s a lot of anger and misjudgment between drivers on the road. The consequences can be deadly. Why is driver bias so common? How can we stop it?
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on December 22, 2018 in Wander Woman
Here's how to help your friends and colleagues work through emotional moments.
By John Elder Robison on December 12, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
What happens when emotions explode at school or in residential care? Is restraint essential or unthinkable? Is it a path to safety or a road to abuse?
By Devon Frye on December 12, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study finds that men with “hostile sexist” views perceive female romantic partners as having the upper hand — and may be more likely to act aggressively towards them as a result.
By Tara Well Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in The Clarity
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