Children and adolescents regularly confronted with violence in their community have a greater tendency to show antisocial behavior.
Rather than being more violent, people from non-states are more vulnerable to lethal warfare compared to inhabitants of states.
Study results show that men tended to behave more aggressively than women, that losers were more aggressive than winners and that teams were more aggressive than individuals.
Findings seem to confirm the long-held paradoxical belief that participating in combat sports can help reduce rates of violence, anger and aggression.
Scarcity of resources and violence correlates. When people are stressed out and worried about protecting the group, they are willing to be aggressive. Violence is about resources for the group.
Although moving from the balls of the feet is important for quickness, standing with heels planted allows more swinging force, according to a study, suggesting that aggression may have played a part in shaping our stance. Animals that are able to use their heels to plant their feet firmly to the ground, like bears, badgers and great apes, are able to deliver stronger blows to their opponents.
Because fighting ability was relevant to many domains of interaction, male psychology should have evolved such that a man’s attitudes and behavioral responses are calibrated according to his formidability. Better fighters feel entitled to better outcomes, set lower thresholds for anger/aggression, have self-favoring political attitudes, and believe more in the utility of warfare.
In addition to being the preferred way of aggressing against others, research has also shown that females typically direct their indirect aggression at other females, in keeping with the hypothesis that indirect aggression is used in the context of competing for mates.
The fact that males are more aggressive and more violent is reflected by their anatomy itself; in many animal species they are heavier, more muscular and better armed with means of attack and defense.
Violent policing responses are the product of many potential influences, contexts and narratives.
Approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. Male and younger drivers ages 19-39 were significantly more likely to engage in aggressive behaviors. For example, male drivers were more than three times as likely as female drivers to have gotten out of a vehicle to confront another driver or rammed another vehicle on purpose.
People who commit mass shootings in America tend to share three traits: rampant depression, social isolation and pathological narcissism.
Online abuse between former partners after relationship break ups is common and distressing among UK adults, a new survey suggests.
Bullying behavior activates a primary brain reward circuit that makes it pleasurable to a subset of individuals.
People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction.
Study suggests that simply living through major economic recessions increases a mother’s chance of suffering from domestic violence. A loss of control in one domain, like the economy, can lead men to assert greater control in another domain, in this case their intimate relationships.
Researchers have found an association between financial stress and severe domestic abuse. More women than men report experiencing financial stressors; more women than men also report lashing out verbally and physically at their partners.
The bad intentions that often precede violence originate in a specific brain region, according to a study in mice.