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Video games can teach how to shoot guns more accurately and aim for the head

Video games can teach how to shoot guns more accurately and aim for the head | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Just 20 minutes of playing a violent shooting video game made players more accurate when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin - and more likely to aim for and hit the head, a new study found.
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Violence and neglect changes DNA in children; new study says

Violence and neglect changes DNA in children; new study says | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
We know what violence does to us emotionally and mentally...  But until now we really didn't understand what it does to us physically, especially to our young.
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A Nation Wrestles With Another School Shooting

A Nation Wrestles With Another School Shooting | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Yesterday in Ohio there was a shooting. A high school student opened fire in the school cafeteria. Some have died and others are wounded. As every news outlet in the country and across the world quickly reported, this is not the first school shooting in the United States, and the story line is familiar enough that that it felt like we were reading the same reports we've read before.

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Media Violence Leads to Real Violence

Media Violence Leads to Real Violence | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children and adolescents are exposed to violent images everyday and the line between reality and fiction is blurred. Now, the consequences of such exposure are becoming evident and recent studies show neurological adaptations and desensitization that lead to aggression and violence in real life

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Humans Are Less Violent Than Ever? Than When? And How? | Psychology Today

Depends on what history you examine and what you count as violence says Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D

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Violent first-person shooter video games emotionally desensitizing

Violent first-person shooter video games emotionally desensitizing | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does intense fighting on a flat screen display also result in aggressive behavior in real life? Researchers from the University of Bonn found brain activity patterns in heavy gamers that differed from those of non-gamers.

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Violence puts wear and tear on kids’ DNA

Violence puts wear and tear on kids’ DNA | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years.
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Racism and Violence: Are They Actually Going Away?

Racism and Violence: Are They Actually Going Away? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

All the evidence seems to suggest that people are getting increasingly violent and xenophobic. Or does it?

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The Brain Primed For Aggression By Physical Violence In The Media

The Brain Primed For Aggression By Physical Violence In The Media | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.
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Brock Glehs-Barbeau's curator insight, June 4, 2015 6:57 PM

It's interesting to see contrasting insights.

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Treating Violence: New Antidotes

Treating Violence: New Antidotes | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

New brain research may offer better solutions to destructive behavior

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A brain's failure to appreciate others may permit human atrocities | e! Science News

A brain's failure to appreciate others may permit human atrocities | e! Science News | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A father in Louisiana bludgeoned and beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son last August because he no longer wanted to care for the boy. For most people, such a heinous act is unconscionable. But it may be that a person can become callous enough to commit human atrocities because of a failure in the part of the brain that's critical for social interaction

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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Adolescent brain changes while viewing media violence

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Adolescent brain changes while viewing media violence | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Strenziok et al. (open access) note a habituation and desensitization of adolescent emotional network brain responses to TV violence, which raises the obvious concern that diminishing the linking of the consequences of aggression with an emotional response might promote aggressive attitudes and behavior.

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Children Reflect Parental Behavior

Children Reflect Parental Behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Our children are mirrors, reflecting images of what happens around them. In addition to sharing genetic similarities with parents, they reflect the gestures, language, and interests of the adults in their lives

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