Women have evolved to be ‘indirectly aggressive’: Study

Women are more likely to form social alliances and then manage threats from outsiders through social exclusion.

In a lab at McMaster University in Ontario, researchers took 86 straight women and paired them off into groups of two—either with a friend or a stranger. There, a researcher told them they were about to take part in a study about female friendships. But they were soon interrupted by one of two women.



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Eating trans fat linked to increased aggression: Study

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A new study has found that a chemical found in large quantities in fast food and margarine causes aggression.

Trans fat can actually make you angry – and should not be fed to school pupils, a new study has warned.  A chemical called ‘trans fatty acids’ – found in large quantities in margarine, and also in other fast foods – makes people aggressive and irritable.

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Violent video games alter brain function


Violent video game play has a long-term effect on brain functioning.

There could be something to that link between violent video games and aggression. Researchers have bantered back and forth for years with findings that support and then debunk such a link. But Indiana University School of Medicine researchers in Indianapolis found signs via functional magnetic resonance imaging that the brain is affected by violent games.


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Violent video games may actually reduce crime: study

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Rather than violent crime rates soaring when new violent video games are released, they actually drop as gamers are too busy at home playing the games.

Video games such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto – where gamers rack up points or cash for killing or savagely attacking victims – are routinely blamed for a rise in violent crime.  But experts claim violent video games may actually reduce crime as aggressive players are “too busy” shooting virtual enemies to cause trouble in the real world.


Exposure to Violence Increases Aggression in Children: Studies

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Monkey See, Monkey Do when it comes to children and violence.

Two world-wide studies published within a year of each other have looked at the increase of violence among children. They came, not surprisingly, to the same conclusion, one which seems like common sense to many of us, but which has been challenged time and time again by propagandists for TV and video game manufacturers.  The conclusion? Violence begets violence, no matter where it comes from.


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Prayer Helps Dissipate Anger, Even if You Don’t Believe In It


You can throw away the stress balls, prayer helps.

Suffering from excessive anger or aggression? Well, throw away your stress balls.  A series of studies conducted at three universities show that praying helps dissipate your anger, whether or not it helps the person you are praying for.



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