Psychology & Psychiatry

Why parents should never spank children

Spanking —usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand —is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Antisocial behaviour mainly a consequence of gene interactions

Individual genes have little influence in the development of antisocial behaviour. However, the interaction of genes as a whole could explain some of the differences in antisocial behaviour. This was revealed by international ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

At what age do kids recognise fairness?

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Epigenetic changes at birth could explain later behavior problems

Epigenetic changes present at birth - in genes related to addiction and aggression - could be linked to conduct problems in children, according to a new study by King's College London and the University of Bristol.

Attention deficit disorders

New study to tackle ADHD in young prisoners

A new study led by researchers from King's College London, the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, will investigate whether a drug called methylphenidate (MPH) reduces symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

Addiction

Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers

Impulsiveness, crime and problems with social interaction. Many substance abusers also struggle with antisocial personality disorders, which makes it difficult for them to complete a drug or alcohol treatment programme. New ...

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