We’ve all been on the receiving end of an angry glare, whether from a teacher, parent, boss, or significant other. These angry expressions seem to boost the effectiveness of threats without actual aggression, according to
Violent individuals are often assumed to suffer from a long history of mental illness that compels them to act destructively, but a psychological study suggests that the link between psychosis and aggressive acts is weak.
The very same technologies that make social distancing bearable in the age of COVID-19 have also been cited among leading causes of social isolation and mental health issues. Psychological research suggests a more nuanced reality.
NIH has issued a new funding opportunity to support research on injuries and death resulting from firearms. This cross-NIH opportunity is another in a line of new grants that support research on this topic.
A look at several researchers who have studied racism in recent years. Collectively, they address the nature of racism and the social processes that maintain it; examine the issues of structural and institutional racism; explore the consequences of various forms of racism; and suggest possible paths of action to combat racism.
In the US and many Western countries, people are urged to manage feelings of anger or suffer its ill effects — but new research with participants from the US and Japan suggests that anger may actually
Decades of psychological research have revealed the weaknesses of eyewitness testimony, but APS Fellow John T. Wixted points to a real-life murder conviction to illustrate how DNA evidence can be just as fallible.
Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This work
When we think of aggression, we might think of road rage or a bar fight, situations in which people are violent toward strangers. But research suggests that aggression is actually most often expressed toward the