What Signal Does a Beard Send?

What Signal Does a Beard Send?

Again, employing a similar experimental design, the researchers asked 450 participants to rate the faces used in the first experiment (clean-shaven men displaying happiness, clean-shaven men displaying anger, bearded men displaying happiness, and bearded men displaying anger) on measures of aggressiveness, masculinity, and prosociality.

What If You Could Turn Off Aggression?

What If You Could Turn Off Aggression?

In other words, proposing neuro-intervention as a means of curtailing aggression is like suggesting that the best way to end chicken road-crossings is to tie their legs.

Spayed Female Dogs May Have Reduced Communication Skills

Spayed Female Dogs May Have Reduced Communication Skills

The guess was that in the absence of some of the female hormones produced by the ovaries, the spayed dogs would be less socially attentive and responsive to gestures meant as communication.

Are There Age-Related Changes in a Dog's Personality?

Are There Age-Related Changes in a Dog's Personality?

What this colleague wanted to know is whether there were any similar studies which looked at age-related changes in a dog's personality. There was no age-related change in the fearfulness of dogs over their lifespan; however, one interesting side observation about this personality trait was that dogs exposed to an obedience class tended to be less fearful overall.

Why Are We Not Outraged That Prisons Are Filled with Men?

Why Are We Not Outraged That Prisons Are Filled with Men?

Testosterone cocks Source: Julia Shaw The doctor speculated that this must mean that something in the testes was absorbed by the blood and transferred to other parts of the body, causing aggression. Toxic masculinity Unfortunately, men are explicitly and implicitly taught by society that they don’t need to inhibit themselves when it comes to aggression.

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

This paper, “ Violent Video Game Engagement Is Not Associated with Adolescents' Aggressive Behaviour: Evidence from a Registered Report ,” was published February 13 in the journal Royal Society Open Science .

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

Resource protection and acquisition, intrasexual rivals, status negotiations, and partner sexual infidelity all stand out as possible adaptive problems that gave rise to aggression as a solution. Conclusion Aggression is a context-specific behavior that may have been an evolutionary solution to a number recurring problems of social living.

Parental Alienation and Iran's Government: Similar Patholgy?

Parental Alienation and Iran's Government: Similar Patholgy?

Hizbullah, Palestinian Terror Groups Ready to Annihilate Israel (Fars-Iran) Iranian Revolutionary Guards Spokesman Gen. Ramezan Sharif said Wednesday: "Today Israel is in its worst condition and the fighters in Palestine and Lebanon are at the peak of their preparedness to confront any aggression by the Zionists and end the disgraceful life of the fake and criminal regime ." Structurally, this announcement sounds just like the pronouncements of parents engaged in parental alienation.

Switching Off Anger With an Electrode

Switching Off Anger With an Electrode

This new study used tDCS to modulate a neural circuit that has been implicated in impulse control while test subjects were in an fMRI machine so that changes in neural activity in these brain circuits could be monitored while they were provoked to anger.

What Drives Sadists' Aggression?

What Drives Sadists' Aggression?

A series of studies from my lab that were published in the journal Aggressive Behavior replicated the finding that sadistic tendencies exist in many young adults.

The Seeds of Love Contain the Roots of Hate

The Seeds of Love Contain the Roots of Hate

But when people have more choices for relationships, they’re less likely to commit to any of them. And if a relationship is unimportant, people are less likely to risk using violence.

Sexist Men May Think They Have Less Power in Relationships

Sexist Men May Think They Have Less Power in Relationships

“Men who held more hostile beliefs perceived they had lower power, but their female partner did not agree with those perceptions.” She says that while it’s difficult for researchers to determine which partner actually holds the lion’s share of the power in any relationship, the stark discrepancy seen across their studies indicated to them that sexist men who felt they lacked power were likely biased.

Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies

Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies

And according to study lead author Kelly Lynn Mulvey, "sixth-graders were more likely than ninth-graders to find aggressive behaviors unacceptable and to intervene." Mulvey is an assistant professor of psychology at N.C. State.