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Aggression

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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?

Do Countries Experience an Increase in Military Aggression When They Go to the World Cup?

Andrew Bertoli | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Andrew Bertoli

My new study addresses the longstanding debate about whether international sporting events make countries more peaceful or violent. To tackle this que...

Cat Attacks Dog and Saves Child -- Was She Being Protective?

Sophia Yin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Sophia Yin

No doubt you've seen the video of Tara the cat saving her human family member, a young toddler boy, from being mauled by a neighbor's dog. The feat is...

Do Bullied Youth Really Carry Weapons to School?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

We know bullying is a common factor in many school shooting incidents, but what does the data really say? As a trained researcher, I wanted to dig deeper beyond the news reports and went searching for the study.

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Three Ways to Be a Game Changer

Birute Regine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

In day-to-day office politics, the domination game of seeking power and ego boosting is a great distractor from the real work that needs to be done.

Freeing Humanity

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Human aggression did not vanish from the face of earth in 1945, any more than it did in 1865. We have not reined in human nature. All we have managed to do is to peel out of its clutches many of its victims.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

Reactions to Peter Lanza and 8 Pieces of Advice for Parents Concerned About Their Child's Violent and Aggressive Behavior

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

In the same way that when a parent is ill they must "trust" their own physician for treatment, when their child needs treatment, doctors must be trusted -- even when there is no clear and direct answer.

Why Women Don't Speak Up and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Would we speak up if someone made racial slurs? Or anti-Semitic ones? Or, anti-gay comments? I think so. It is easier to defend someone else. But as women, why don't we step up in a situation when there is unwarranted verbal aggression toward us? What makes us so afraid of confrontation?

Why the Masculine Face? Genetic Evidence Reveals Drawbacks of Hypermasculine Features

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

A new paper deals a substantial blow to the idea that masculine men make good genetic sires. Of course, the genes that confer masculinity on both sons and daughters might have other positive effects, including but not limited to improved immunity. That remains to be assessed.

Top Secret: What You Don't Know About Dog Aggression

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

The dog might have a bellyache or be having a bad day. Regardless, if the dog doesn't want to connect, respect him and move on. No harm, no growl.

Failings in Mental Health Care for Adults With Autism

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

One key problem repeatedly encountered with both psychiatrists and psychologists is the failure to adequately monitor clinical progress of patients with autism according to any objective standard.

I'm Learning To Be A Boy Mom

Kim Simon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

We will learn together, my boys and I. We will meet in the middle, learning to take care of the people around us, while living out loud in a rush of adrenaline.

The Myth of the Alpha Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Dogs who do display dominant tendencies have in the past been diagnosed with "dominance aggression." But given our improved understanding of canine nature, that behavior problem is now more often referred to as "impulse control aggression" or "conflict aggression."

Road Rage: There's Nothing More Ridiculous Than Calling Someone A Mother-F#$%$%

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Dan Levitz

Even the most serene and placid person can be transformed, while driving a car, into a raging, angry, freak

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

Is This What the Gods Would Want?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion
Tarun Sakhrani

I'm trying to think back to the point when the definition or display of religion and religious beliefs in India changed -- when religion in India suddenly became a display of aggression and a matter of pomp and show.

When Should We Violate International Law in Order to Enforce It?

Craig Martin | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Craig Martin

Those who advocate for yet again violating the norm on aggression should consider the long term ramifications of this for the international legal order.