Violence

Register Online for the 2014 AAAS Meeting in Chicago

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

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