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Roy Baumeister and his colleagues proposed that aggression most commonly stems from threatened egotism. In other words, people with big egos become aggressive when other people threaten their inflated egos. Such forms of exaggerated self-love are characteristic of narcissism.
By Brad J. Bushman
If a typical offender profile does not exist, is it possible to prevent school shootings at all? Indeed, there seems to be a way, because research has yielded a second consistent finding: School shootings are no spontaneous acts and in all known cases, the later perpetrators (publicly) announced their offenses prior to carrying it out.
By Rebecca Bondü
Could it be that sexual ads attract attention to the sex itself, but not the product, and that violent programs attract attention to the violence itself, but not the product?
By Robert Lull and Brad J. Bushman
The idea that acting aggressively in a way that does not actually harm anyone feels “good” and removes the wish to lash out against an actual victim is so popular that it has been turned into a successful business idea.
By Barbara Krahé
Most people, even if unaware of it, adopt a form of Just War Theory, which has informed international law and is frequently invoked by political leaders in discussions of war.
By Matthew Beard
Fortunately, an extensive body of social science research exists that identifies perpetrators’ motivations and suggests ways we can reduce the likelihood of these acts of aggression toward sexual minorities.
By Dominic Parrott