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Babies Who See Parental Violence may become Violent Kids

Aggression in school-age children may be triggered when kids are 3 years old and younger and witness violence between their mothers and their partners. These kids tend to be more aggressive than other children their age.

Social worker Megan Holmes thinks it's more a case of experience. She says, “People may think children that...
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Take a breathalyzer test to find out why you're fat--Take a spit test to find out why you're violent.

A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior such as bullying, since there's a link between...
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Does Violent Media Make Us Violent?

Researchers have studied the links between media violence and violent behavior for years without coming to a definite conclusion about this.

Correlating crime data and film release schedules between...
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Why We're So Violent

In the wake of the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre--as well as similar massacres in the US over the years--some people are wondering if violence is in our genetic makeup or if it resides...
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Can We Stop the Violence?

In the Bible, Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:18 both tell the same story: "A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more."
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Violence (Cont.)

What makes people violent?especially males? Scents that trigger aggression between have been identified in mice?does the same thing happen with humans?

BBC News reports that researchers have found that mice excrete two chemicals in their urine which make them want to fight.

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Video Violence

Watching media violence significantly increases the risk that a viewer or video game player will behave aggressively in both the short and long term.

Researcher L. Rowell Huesmann looked at more than half a century of research on the impact of exposure to violence in television, movies, video games and on the Internet. He says, "The...

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Violence Comes from Winning, Not Losing

Newswise - In the past few years, many of us have been shocked by theviolent acts done by fans of professional sports. Forinstance, "football louts" in the U.K. routinely terrorizetowns where their favorite teams are playing, to the extentthat British teams have been banned from internationalsoccer matches. In the U.S.,...

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Why are Films so Violent?

Newswise - Parents complain more about violence in films than they doabout gratuitous sex. Hollywood producers seem to thinkviolence is a necessary ingredient in a film that's aimed atthe crucial pre-adolescent male audience. But film violencemay not draw viewers to the extent that Hollywoodthinks it does, according to one...

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Violent Images Make Kids Less Aggressive

The unexpected results of a new study reveal that showing children graphic images of violence makes them less?not more?aggressive.

Alison McCook writes, "After seeing pictures of people treated for gunshot wounds, including a man whose stomach was ripped apart by a bullet and a woman who lost her 8-month old fetus when she was shot in...

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