News tagged with aggression
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to cell growth and a range of processes needed for tumors to enlarge and spread to distant sites. The researchers hope that ...
Cancer May 02, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (10) | 0 |
A new study reveals a simple strategy that people can use to minimize how angry and aggressive they get when they are provoked by others.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several beneficial effects on human health, including cardiovascular health and stroke prevention. Now, a University ...
Cancer Nov 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress)—Research on the communication trait of verbal aggressiveness, which includes behavior like name calling, ridicule, insults, racial epithets and threats, has tended to focus on its social ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 3.2 / 5 (9) | 2 |
In a surprising finding that helps explain fundamental behaviors of normal and diseased cells, Whitehead Institute scientists have discovered a set of powerful gene regulators dubbed "super-enhancers" that control cell state ...
Cancer Apr 11, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 15, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who have one particular personality trait, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—It seems as if a tumor deprived of oxygen would shrink. However, numerous studies have shown that tumor hypoxia, in which portions of the tumor have significantly low oxygen concentrations, ...
Cancer Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Pathological rage can be blocked in mice, researchers have found, suggesting potential new treatments for severe aggression, a widespread trait characterized by sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overreactions ...
Neuroscience Jun 19, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
February 15, 2013 – Doctors currently struggle to determine whether a breast tumor is likely to shift into an aggressive, life-threatening mode—an issue with profound implications for treatment. Now a group from The Scripps ...
Cancer Feb 15, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Impulsive individuals tend to display aggressive behavior and have challenges ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, to problem gambling and difficult relationships. They are less able to adapt to different social situations. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
By harnessing the very qualities that make sickle cell disease a lethal blood disorder, a research team led by Duke Medicine and Jenomic, a private cancer research company in Carmel, Calif., has developed ...
Cancer Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study on Wednesday that found Japanese baseball players whose faces were relatively broad rather than long were most likely to ...
Other Apr 09, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (8) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Study finds social anxiety a predictor of dating aggression in young men.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 19, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0
In psychology, as well as other social and behavioral sciences, aggression refers to behavior between members of the same species that is intended to cause pain or harm. Predatory or defensive behavior between members of different species is not normally considered "aggression." Aggression takes a variety of forms among humans and can be physical, mental, or verbal. Aggression should not be confused with assertiveness, although the terms are often used interchangeably among laypeople, e.g. an aggressive salesperson.
There are two broad categories of aggression. These include hostile, affective, or retaliatory aggression and instrumental, predatory, or goal-oriented aggression. Empirical research indicates that there is a critical difference between the two, both psychologically and physiologically. Some research indicates that people with tendencies toward affective aggression have lower IQs than those with tendencies toward predatory aggression. If only considering physical aggression, males tend to be more aggressive than females. One explanation for this difference is that females are physically weaker than men, and so need to resort to other means.
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