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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stockpiling can be social behavior, psychologist says

The Netherlands has announced special measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. These measures have at times caused questionable behavior, such as stockpiling or charging exorbitant sums for masks. But the intentions behind ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success: study

Ruthless sportspeople often suspend their sense of right and wrong when they step onto the field of play—viewing sport as a different world where they jettison responsibility to act in a moral way, according to a new study.

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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