Violence

Terrible Twos Who Stay Terrible

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

Study: Gun Violence on the Rise in PG-13 Films

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

Qui sont les sadiques ordinaires? (Who are the everyday sadists?)

Le Figaro: Oui, les sadiques sont bien parmi nous! Une étude menée par les Dr Delroy Paulhus et Erin Buckels, professeurs et chercheurs en psychologie à l’université de Colombie britannique (Canada), a permis d’établir que certainsindividus apparemment adaptés en société étaient animés de pulsions sadiques. Sans être des serial killers More