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Genes and environment interact in first graders to predict physical but not social aggression
Research with 400 pairs of 7-year-old twins assessed the genetic and environmental effects on children's physical and social aggression (behaviors such as spreading rumors). Specifically, the researchers found that physical aggression in a friend is likely to interact with genetic tendency towards physical aggression; however, a child's social aggression was not affected by one's genetic disposition. Further, effects of friends' aggression on other children's aggression were only observed within the same type of aggression. (2008-02-07)

Environment more than genes determines child's social aggressiveness
Social aggression, inflicting emotional rather than physical pain on others, seems to be only 20 percent genetically influenced while genetics account for over half of physical aggression's appearance. A new study of 234 six-year old twins' physical and social aggression suggests that socially aggressive tactics gradually replace physical aggression in a developmental shift. This shift implies that early intervention may prevent the development of social aggression in physically aggressive kids. (2005-07-14)

Psychological bullying hits just as hard
School bullying doesn't have to leave physical bumps and bruises to contribute to a hostile and potentially dangerous school environment. Behavior that intentionally harms another individual, through the manipulation of social relationships (or (2007-05-23)

Move over mean girls -- boys can be socially aggressive, too
A new analysis contradicts the notion that (2008-09-16)

Drinking in a bar puts women at risk for male aggression
Fifty-seven percent of the women who participated in a recent study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) reported experiencing at least one incident of verbal or physical aggression while drinking in a bar. (2000-11-05)

'Fear whistles along with us'
A psychological study by Goethe University, based on a survey amongst over 900 referees, gets to the bottom of aggression in amateur football (Soccer) and its causes. (2015-12-03)

Gene variations contribute to aggression and anger in women
Ever wonder why some women seem to be more ill-tempered than others? University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that behaviors such as anger, hostility and aggression may be genetic, rooted in variations in a serotonin receptor gene. Indrani Halder, Ph.D., of the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the findings today at the American Psychosomatic Society's Annual Meeting, held in Budapest, Hungary. (2007-03-09)

Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function
Researchers find that primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. The study examined the relationship between aggression and executive function -- a measure of cognitive skills that allow a person to achieve goals by controlling their behavior. The results suggest that helping children to increase their executive function could reduce their aggression. (2018-03-15)

One in four emergency staff abused by patients
The experience of hospital A&E staff reveals that they have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression. In the UK, there were over 1.3 million total reported assaults on NHS staff in 2016. Around the world, one in four hospital staff has experienced physical abuse. A review co-authored by Dr. Ian Smith and Dr. Rebecca Ashton looked at the experiences of staff in 18 countries. (2018-02-19)

Intoxication increases risk for heavy drinkers to commit violence against intimate partner
Intoxicated, heavy drinkers have a tendency to act rashly in response to negative emotions, which can intensify the risk for intimate partner aggression, according to a study by Georgia State University and Purdue University. (2017-08-14)

Meaner than fiction: Reality TV high on aggression, study shows
Researchers looked at five reality shows and five nonreality shows and found 52 acts of aggression per hour on reality TV compared to 33 per hour for the nonreality programs. (2010-05-21)

How common is aggression in UK dogs?
New research has estimated the prevalence of human-directed aggression in different situations, and examined the potential risk factors for dogs showing aggression towards people. (2014-01-07)

Alcohol-related aggression: Social and neurobiological factors
One-third of all acts of violence are perpetrated under the influence of alcohol. They give rise not only to personal suffering, but also to socio-economic costs. What are the causes of alcohol-related aggression? The authors Anne Beck and Andreas Heinz have investigated this question and present their findings in this edition of Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International. (2013-11-07)

For female chimpanzees, no consent agreement
In the animal kingdom, the battle of the sexes often truly becomes a battle. Among chimpanzees, males may violently attack females, sometimes resulting in serious wounds. While unpleasant to watch, the frequent occurrence of such violence at several East African field sites suggests that aggression toward females functions as a form of sexual coercion. (2014-11-13)

Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids
Parents in the midst of a psychologically or physically aggressive argument tend to also be aggressive with their children, according to researchers at Penn State. The team found that this 'spillover' of aggression toward children causes kids to exhibit greater fear during future incidents of interparental aggression, regardless of the severity of those future incidents, than children who do not experience this spillover effect. (2019-04-04)

Aggression in adolescents is influenced by siblings
Sibling order and gender have effects on children's and adolescents' aggression. Having a brother or highly aggressive sibling of either gender was linked to greater increases in aggression over time. Older siblings with younger brothers had fairly stable aggression levels over time. In addition to age differences, the researchers considered parenting styles and family economics in their analysis. The research suggests that interventions related to aggression should include both siblings and parents (2007-09-28)

New ground broken on aggression research
Questionnaire results and DNA samples volunteered by a group of University of Alberta students has broken new ground in the study of aggression. U of A psychology researcher Peter Hurd was looking at the link between an individual's sensitivity to testosterone and aggressive behavior. (2010-12-07)

Most dentists have experienced aggression from patients
Roughly half of US dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2020-10-26)

Aggression between nursing-home residents more common than widely believed, studies find
When people hear about elder abuse in nursing homes, they usually think of staff members victimizing residents. However, research by Cornell University faculty members suggests that a more prevalent and serious problem may be aggression and violence that occurs between residents themselves. (2008-06-02)

The higher the hierarchy, the greater the aggression
Individual variation in social behavior is one of the most striking features of cooperative animal societies. In a new study, researchers from the University of Cambridge and University College London investigate the extent to which differences in aggressive behavior within a cooperative society can be explained by (2006-05-10)

Study shows mean screens prime the brain for aggression
Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children. But a new study, co-authored by an Iowa State University psychology professor, has also found that onscreen relational aggression -- including social exclusion, gossip and emotional bullying -- may prime the brain for aggression. (2012-03-07)

Journal of Neuroscience study explains what makes aggressive mice so violent
Higher levels of FosB in NAc neurons were associated with more intense behaviors by aggressive mice defending their home cage from an intruder. Overexpressing FosB in aggressive mice also increased their dominance over an opponent when they faced each other in a narrow tube. While increased FosB in dopamine D1 receptor expressing medium spiny neurons (D1-MSNs) was associated with increased aggression intensity, mice with increased FosB in D2-MSNs showed less preference for an environment where they previously encountered an intruder. (2018-06-11)

Psychologists' study finds TV ratings for kids' shows don't reflect aggressive content
A new study by psychologists from Iowa State University and Linfield College has found that TV ratings don't accurately reflect the aggressive content found in shows popular among children -- even cartoons. (2009-03-03)

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression. (2018-02-12)

Intoxication important in determining when some men commit sexual aggression
A new review article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review assesses the extent to which alcohol plays a causal role in sexual assault perpetration. Results found that men who are already prone to anger, who have hostile attitudes toward women, and who are in social environments that accept sexual aggression are most likely to engage in sexual aggression when intoxicated. (2011-09-07)

Hypermasculinity and trait aggression play a major role in perpetration of aggression in bars
Male violence in bars is often overlooked with a (2011-01-18)

Does sexual aggression alter the female brain?
Thirty percent of women worldwide experience some kind of physical or sexual assault during their lifetime. In a recent animal study, Rutgers scientists -- who have developed a new model to determine how stress affects females -- discovered that prepubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced males had elevated levels of stress hormones, could not learn as well, and expressed reduced maternal behaviors needed to care for offspring. (2016-02-19)

Aggression in childhood: Rooted in genetics, influenced by the environment
According to a new psychosocial study, reactive and proactive types of aggressive behaviour in 6-year-old children share most of the same genetic factors. However, their evolution over time seems to be influenced by various environmental factors, suggesting the need to develop different intervention methods. (2017-12-20)

Are you helping your toddler's aggressive behavior?
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn't the case. The researchers did find, however, that parental behaviors may influence the development of an association between the two problems during early childhood. (2014-12-09)

IU research study finds social bullying prevalent in children's television
A new research study led by an Indiana University professor has found that social bullying is just as prevalent in children's television as depictions of physical aggression. (2012-09-27)

Sibling aggression, often dismissed, linked to poor mental health
Fights between siblings -- from toy-snatching to clandestine whacks to being banished from the bedroom -- are so common they're often dismissed as simply part of growing up. Yet a new study from researchers at the University of New Hampshire finds that sibling aggression is associated with significantly worse mental health in children and adolescents. In some cases, effects of sibling aggression on mental health were the same as those of peer aggression. (2013-06-17)

Aggressive behavior brings emotional pain to the sadist
Sadists derive pleasure or enjoyment from another person's pain, yet new research shows that sadistic behavior ultimately deprives the sadists of happiness. (2018-12-19)

New study shows narcissism plus social rejection equals aggression
A new study by researchers at San Diego State University and the University of Georgia reveals that people with narcissistic personalities who experience social rejection are more aggressive than those who are not so self-absorbed, a finding that may help explain why some teens resort to violence while others do not. (2003-02-11)

Does a common parasite play a role in rage disorder?
In recent years, a common parasitic infection has been linked to a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A new study has now linked it to repeated bouts of rage, a disorder known as intermittent explosive disorder. (2016-03-23)

Drinking and aggression among university students often depends on the context
Aggression and violence among university students often involve alcohol consumption. A new study has found that both drinking levels and drinking contexts are important. Aggression is more likely when students drink at a fraternity, sorority or campus residence, and when a partner is present. Attending parties also increases the risk of aggression, especially for women. (2008-03-04)

Good relationship with teacher can protect first graders from aggression
A new study of 217 Canadian seven-year-old twins finds that children who were genetically vulnerable to being aggressive were more likely to be victimized by their classmates than others. However, these children were protected from acting aggressively and being the target of other children's aggression if they had a very good relationship with their teacher. The study included both identical and fraternal twin pairs who were not in the same classroom. (2011-10-26)

Intervention helps decrease 'mean girl' behaviors, MU researchers find
Relational aggression, or 'mean girl' bullying, is a popular subject in news and entertainment media. This nonphysical form of aggression generally used among adolescent girls includes gossiping, rumor spreading, exclusion and rejection. As media coverage has illustrated, relational aggression can lead to tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. Despite these alarming concerns, little has been done to prevent and eliminate these negative behaviors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed and tested an intervention that effectively decreases relational aggression among teen girls. (2014-10-01)

Study: 'Broad consensus' that violent media increase child aggression
Majorities of media researchers, parents and pediatricians agree that exposure to violent media can increase aggression in children, according to a new national study. (2014-10-06)

Exploring the connection between empathy, neurohormones and aggression
Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo, examined whether assessed or elicited empathy would lead to situation-specific aggression on behalf of another person, and to explore the potential role of two neurohormones in explaining a connection between empathy and aggression. The study is published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. (2014-09-26)

New study links brain stem volume and aggression in autism
New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention. (2017-02-09)

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