Violence

For many people, religion is deeply ingrained in their day-to-day existence. It supports their faith and spirituality, and it provides friendship and a sense of community. But religion can also contribute to conflict, as in the Central African Republic, where Muslim and Christian groups are currently enmeshed in a violent More

Registration for the 2014 AAAS Meeting, to be held February 13–17, 2014, in Chicago, is now open. Online press registration is available until January 22, 2014. The conference will include more than 160 symposia, seminars, and lectures focused on cutting-edge research from leading scientists. Symposia of special note include: Santa’s More

The New York Times: To understand the violent criminal, says Richard E. Tremblay, imagine a 2-year-old boy doing the things that make the terrible twos terrible — grabbing, kicking, pushing, punching, biting. Now imagine him doing all this with the body and resources of an 18-year-old. … “It’s highly reliable,” More

The Wall Street Journal: A new study concludes that gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985, and now exceeds the level found in R-rated films. Study co-author and Ohio State Professor of Psychology Brad Bushman discusses his findings. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More