Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychopathic violent offenders' brains can't understand punishment

Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood. "One in five violent offenders is a psychopath. ...

Genetics

Are you genetically predisposed to antisocial behavior?

Both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behaviour, according to a new study. "Evidence is accumulating to show that the effects of variants of many genes that are ...

Genetics

Study explains why some teenagers more prone to binge drinking

New research helps explain why some teenagers are more prone to drinking alcohol than others. The study, led by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain biology linked to severe teenage antisocial behaviour

The onset of severe antisocial behaviour in teenagers may be more than just 'falling in with the wrong crowd'. A new study jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (MRC) reveals that young adults ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds depression in millennials on the rise

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and University College London, has found that young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour ...

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