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Less domestic violence for pot smoking marrieds

New research that examined incidences of domestic violence supports the view that marijuana use by couples decreases the likelihood of intimate partner violence. The study, based on tracking 634 couples, was conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo. The findings appear in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Looking at couples over the first […]

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Scientists block aggression




Pathological rage can be blocked in mice by shutting down a specific receptor in the brain, report University of Southern California researchers who believe the finding could lead to new treatments for aggression and hostile overreactions to stress. The study, appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience, explains how the researchers identified a critical neurological factor […]




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Trans fats and aggression: the Twinkie defense gets scientific




University of California, San Diego researchers have provided the first evidence linking the consumption of trans fats with a range of adverse behaviors, ranging from impatience and irritability, to overt aggression. The findings, inPLoS ONE, may lend some scientific muscle to lawyers looking to employ Twinkie defensestrategies in the courtroom. Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) […]




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Experiments reveal aggression to be a “manhood-restoring tactic”




Manhood is difficult to earn and easy to lose; suggest experiments by University of South Florida psychologists that also showed aggression as the preferred way for men to hold onto this precarious status. “Gender is social,” explained researcher Jennifer K. Bosson in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. “Men know this. They are powerfully […]




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Aggression As Rewarding As Sex




Vanderbilt University researchers have shown for the first time that the brain processes aggression as a reward – much like sex, food and drugs – offering insights into our propensity to fight and our fascination with violent sports. “Aggression occurs among virtually all vertebrates and is necessary to get and keep important resources such as […]




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