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In retaliation, for the perception of their being the victims of gang-stalking, some individuals have reacted with extreme violence and have committed or have attempted to commit mass murder. My research sought to understand the complex set of circumstances, termed the “path to violence,” that ultimately led to the murders of multiple individuals.
By Christine M. Sarteschi
Social media has obviously increased the ability of extremists to reach millions—or even billions—of people, but is it also an important tool in the radicalization process? We have investigated what factors place one at risk of seeing extremism and what predicts being involved in producing such materials.
By James Hawdon
Millions of kids worldwide love superheroes. They see the movies, they play with the action figures, and they dress up in a cape and pretend to fly. However, are superheroes really good for young children?
By Sarah M. Coyne
Researchers have been looking into ways that aggressive behavior can be inhibited. One approach that has gained considerable attention over the past few years is self-control training.
By Joanne R. Beames and Thomas F. Denson
Aggression has not been a specific subject of existing psychotherapeutic treatment programs for BPD although it may severely endanger the relationship between patients and their psychotherapist or psychiatrist and other medical staff or patients. Therefore, we have designed a new group psychotherapeutic treatment, which specifically addresses feelings of anger and aggression.
By Katja Bertsch and Sabine C. Herpertz
A number of evidence-based models exist for helping aggressive youth generally, including juvenile offenders. However, we have yet to see a specific “best practice” approach for helping youth whose aggression, antisocial behavior, and violence emanate from their entrenchment in gang activity. This is a critical gap in the field.
By Paul Boxer
This is a brief introduction to an ongoing project examining the effect of alcohol on human affective and behavioral reactions to ostracism. The intention is to identify the gap in our understanding of how people react to being socially excluded while under the influence of acute alcohol intoxication as well as how that intoxication may affect aggressive responses toward their ostracizer.
By Joel G. Sprunger and Christopher I. Eckhardt
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