Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens who 'sext' experience more violence: study

Teenagers who exchange digital messages with sexual content, a practice known as sexting, are more likely to experience violence in love relationships, a study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dealing with the cyberworld's dark side

People who are cyberstalked or harassed online experience higher levels of stress and trauma than people who are stalked or harassed in person, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association's 119th ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Violent media numb viewers to the pain of others

(PhysOrg.com) -- Violent video games and movies make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, according to a research report published in the March 2009 issue of Psychological Science.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Violence puts wear and tear on kids' DNA

Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists study what helps prisoners to change

A crime laboratory research team at the School of Psychology in Albany aims to understand what motivates prisoners to turn over a new leaf and become responsible citizens once they leave jail.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study challenges stereotypes of adolescent sex offenders

Adolescent sex offenders are often stereotyped and treated as socially inept, but new research negates this image, finding that they are more likely to be characterized by atypical sexual interests -- such as desire for prepubescent ...

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