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The development of psychology during and after the First World War was discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the BPS History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London today.
Early intervention could reduce the risk of aggressive children going on to become psychiatrically troubled and commit violent acts, according to new research.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed a bill on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence published by the National Assembly for Wales. In our response to the consultation on the bill we say:
Just over half a century ago, Stanley Milgram ran the most renowned studies in the history of psychology. He showed how ordinary people can do extraordinary harm to others when asked to do so. His conclusion, made famous through his film of the research, Obedience, was that humans are programmed to obey orders, no matter how noxious.
A half-day conference on understanding and managing psychological trauma is taking place at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, this week (Monday 1 September).
For many years, the hormone oxytocin was caricatured as the source of all human goodness - trust, altruism, love, and morality.
Women may be more likely to be aggressive to their partners than men, according to a study presented this week as part of a symposium on intimate partner violence (IPV) at the British Psychological Society's Division of Forensic Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.
When men are aggressive towards women, their behaviour is often driven by the feeling that their masculinity has been threatened.
A new study has linked exposure to violence on television with less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning in young men.
Simply being exposed to alcohol-related words could be enough to trigger aggression, regardless of whether a person has actually consumed any alcohol or not, according to a new
Despite having to kill in combat being perhaps the most traumatic experience a soldier can suffer, those who do so may be less likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who never take a life during their service, a new
A simple, five-question screening tool could be used to indicate whether or not armed services veterans pose a risk of violence, researchers believe.
Domestic homicide campaigners have welcomed a change in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) policy after a new guidance note was issued following meetings with a victims’ famiiy lobbying.
Women who experience domestic abuse are significantly more likely to experience postpartum mental health issues than mothers who do not, according to a new study.
Campaigners are urging the Government to criminalise types of psychological abuse to save more victims of domestic violence.
The mental health of UK soldiers is stronger than that of their peers from the US, according to new research from King's College London (KCL).
After Aaron Alexis shot dead 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington DC in September, media outlets were quick to highlight his reported enjoyment of violent video games.
The environment in which a person drinks may play a role in instances of domestic violence, new research has indicated.
It's usually a good idea to back away from physical confrontation with an aggressor who is bigger and stronger than you. However, there are other factors to take into account.
The workshop will outline a methodology for safe therapeutic practice and will explore the intergenerational effects of living with fear on developmental processes across the lifespan.
Violent behaviour among girls could be reduced through regular exercise, new research has suggested.
Aggressive behaviour in adolescents could be reduced when they are able to see happiness in other people's faces.
This workshop will cover understanding trauma, including defining trauma and the neurology and psychology of trauma and trauma and domestic violence, including trauima and victimisation, trauma and perpetration and working with traumatised individ
Teenagers may become less aggressive if they believe in the idea that individuals have the ability to change, new research has suggested.
People may be more likely to experience domestic violence if they have mental health disorders, new research has shown.
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