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Aggression

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

What Makes a Leader: Aggression or Humility?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Homaira Kabir

Our exterior portrayal of calm and control is at the mercy of a neocortex that functions as a lighthouse, forever scanning the environment for safety. In the uncertain times we live in, from economic instability to the threat of terrorism and the uncertain fate of our planet, the signals we receive instigate our fears once too often.

Should Santa Bring 'Call of Duty'?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Christopher J. Ferguson

With Christmas approaching, many parents are undoubtedly facing a familiar dilemma. Numerous adolescents will ask for the latest action oriented game in franchises such as Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed. Setting aside for a moment that many of these games, just like many movies, are made for and rated for adults, do these games actually harm minors? Are parents bad parents if they give in to their teens' Christmas requests?

How Can I Get Child to Behave Nicely at Home? She's Perfect at School!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Instead of trying to control your daughter with ultimatums or gimmicks that sound good on paper but don't work in real life, look at what leads up to her outbursts. Is there a pattern?

What to Do With Our Broken Hearts

Pamela Hale | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Hale

I am crying out inside, my heart breaking. How about you? For every human there must be a breaking point where enough violence and hurt is really e...

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

Why Is My Daughter Aggressive At Home And An Angel Everywhere Else?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When parents help their frustrated kids simply feel their sadness or disappointment, they move from aggression toward acceptance.

Do Angry Birds Make for Angry Children?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

Despite some of the hyperbole by anti-game activists, the evidence is thin. Particularly when other factors are controlled, there is little evidence that games, whether violent or not, are related to negative outcomes in youth.

My Son Has the Kind of Autism No One Talks About

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

Autism isn't all about the six-year-old who can play Piano Man better than Billy Joel. Autism can be hard. Autism can be sad. Autism can be messy. Autism can be violent. Autism can be isolating.

Family Dysfuntionality: How Does It Affect The Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I encourage adults to be mindful about their behavior in front of children. The aggression they witness can sometimes become a part of who they are later on. Families often seem to have some level of dysfunction, but it is the those who are mindful of the imprinting that takes place who have the best results!

Amping Down the Anger: How to Heal the World in Three Simple Steps

Peter Himmelman | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

My wife told me a story yesterday that was unnerving to say the least. She'd been visiting a friend in the San Fernando Valley and stopped off on ...

The Post-Mortem on the APA's Dead-On-Arrival Policy Statement On Video Games

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

ack in August the American Psychological Association (APA) released a new policy statement on video games in which they acknowledged video game violence can't be linked to violent crimes, but asserted that such games provoke milder acts of aggression.

What to Do When Your Child Hits You

Andrea Nair | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

It can be incredibly hard to stay calm when our own children hit us. Both our instinctual physical defense system and intense emotions can get triggered in a flash!

Yep, Color Bias Exists When Men Wear Red

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.13.2015 | Style

"Seeing red" and wearing red might have more in common than one might assume, as least in terms of perception. In a new study at Durham University, re...

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

'Masculine' and 'Feminine' Styles of Handling Conflict

Caroline Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

In explaining differences in "masculine" and "feminine" styles of handling conflict, I show the strengths and limitations of both and avoid saying one is better than the other. Then along came some real-life conflicts -- one handled in the "feminine" way, the other in the "masculine" way. These situations showed me the strengths of one approach and the limitations of the other.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Halloween From Your Dog's Perspective

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

As we round the calendar into November there is one date that will refuse to go unnoticed: October 31. Children of all ages -- even adults -- parade about in costume chatting with strangers like friends and approaching homes as though they had just visited yesterday. Humans get it. Dogs often don't.

Domestic Violence: The NFL Needs to Step Up as Role Models

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a timely reminder for the NFL to do the right thing, to forget about the good ol' boys club and to change social consciousness when it comes to competition, aggression and power.

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Katherine Rose | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Katherine Rose

What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development (and thus, a lifelong student of human behavior), I believe they should be. It could have great payoffs later in life for girls and women.

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

Anna Almendrala

The Scientific Reason Why We Hurt The Ones We Love Most

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

The people we know and love the most are the same people we're most awful to in word and deed -- and vice versa. That’s the takeaway of three dec...

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?