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Aggression in men. Social roles or evolutionary roots? Men are also, in 70 percent of cases, the victims of homicides.

Aggression in men. Social roles or evolutionary roots?

In some societies, this percentage jumps to over 90 percent [Daly, Wilson, 1988; Berkowitz, 1993, p. 274, apud Buss, Duntley, 2002]. In the Russian Federation, in 1996, 86.6 percent of all serious crimes were committed by men. In the U.S., in 2004, 85 percent of total serious crimes were committed by men. Ninety-two percent of serial killers from the U.S. are men [1]. This statistical report is valid for most countries, regardless of their geographical location or size. A study in Switzerland, on prisoners convicted for violent offence, showed that 7.9% of the sample were female.

Let us analyze another dimension of violence – cruelty and animal abuse. Why are men more aggressive than women? Pregnancy, Alcohol and Drugs. As an expectant mother, you want your baby to be as healthy as possible.

Pregnancy, Alcohol and Drugs

Remember that most of what you consume is passed along to your growing baby. While some things are good for your baby, others can be harmful. Alcohol and illegal drugs are known to be particularly dangerous for a developing baby. Hannah Overton who poisoned son with salt breaks down as murder charges are dropped. A Texas mom who has already spent seven years in prison for the murder of her four-year-old adopted son, and was released shortly before Christmas, will not face new murder charges.

Hannah Overton who poisoned son with salt breaks down as murder charges are dropped

Hannah Overton, 37, wiped back tears as she, along with her husband Larry and five children, celebrated news that after having her conviction overturned for poisoning her son, Andrew Burd, with an overdose of salt, prosecutors have dropped all charges against her and will no longer be looking into her case. Throughout her incarceration, her family stood by her and protested her innocence, but Nueces County district attorney Mark Skurka had said shortly after she was released that he would push again for capital murder charges. He could do this as her conviction was overturned because of ineffective counsel, meaning this would not be a case of double jeopardy. Scroll down for video Overton's five children and husband Larry (above) were there to celebrate the news.

Jim Fisher True Crime: Did Hannah Overton Murder Her Son? Andrew Burd was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on July 28, 2002.

Jim Fisher True Crime: Did Hannah Overton Murder Her Son?

The 16-year-old girl who gave birth to him had used, during her pregnancy, meth, crack cocaine, LSD, and marijuana. The expectant mother had also consumed alcohol, took Xanax, and smoked cigarettes. Serotonin: Facts, What Does Serotonin Do? Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a chemical found in the human body.

Serotonin: Facts, What Does Serotonin Do?

It carries signals along and between nerves - a neurotransmitter. It is mainly found in the brain, bowels and blood platelets. Serotonin is thought to be especially active in constricting smooth muscles, transmitting impulses between nerve cells, regulating cyclic body processes and contributing to wellbeing and happiness.1 Serotonin is regarded by some researchers as a chemical that is responsible for maintaining mood balance, and that a deficit of serotonin leads to depression. Anti-social behaviour growing, says official survey. The second most common issue was gangs hanging around in the street, which 11 per cent agreed was a problem.

Anti-social behaviour growing, says official survey

The new set of figures came from an extensive poll, previously known as the British Crime Survey, which asked 46,000 people aged over 16 about their experience of crime and anti-social behaviour. Compared with the 81 per cent who said anti-social behaviour had gone up nationally, only 37 per cent said it had increased in their local area and nine per cent reported a fall, with the rest reporting no change. Across England and Wales, 15 per cent of people said they suffered a high level of anti-social behaviour in 2011/12. It was the highest proportion since 2008/09 when the figure was 17 per cent, but the ONS said the change was not statistically significant. “If people don’t believe things are getting better, the Government will struggle to take the credit for successfully cutting crime even while cutting budgets.” Anti-social behaviour growing, says official survey.

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have children with 'bad behaviour or ADHD' The risk of antisocial behaviour rose among children whose mothers smokedThey were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent Published: 21:01 GMT, 24 July 2013 | Updated: 21:01 GMT, 24 July 2013 Children are more likely to be unruly and badly behaved if their mothers smoked in pregnancy, claim researchers.

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have children with 'bad behaviour or ADHD'

The risk of antisocial behaviour rose among children whose mothers smoked. They were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). An analysis of three existing studies from New Zealand, the U.S. and Cardiff analysed rates of conduct problems between the ages of four and 10 years. Effects of Socio-Economic Status on Behavioral Problems. Schedule appointments at times convenient for parents can help overcome these barriers.

Effects of Socio-Economic Status on Behavioral Problems

Olds’program of nurse home visiting (Kitzman et al., 2010) has also been shown to result in long-lasting outcome improvements in a variety of domains, including behavior problems. 1 s2.0 S0272735814001652 main. What is Grey Matter? By Sally Robertson, BSc The central nervous system is made up of two types of tissue: the grey matter and the white matter.

What is Grey Matter?

The grey matter is mainly composed of neuronal cell bodies and unmyelinated axons. Axons are the processes that extend from neuronal cell bodies, carrying signals between those bodies. In the grey matter, these axons are mainly unmyelinated, meaning they are not covered by a whitish-colored, fatty protein called myelin. The grey matter serves to process information in the brain. Antisocial Behavior: Its Causes and Prevention Within Our Schools. Abstract Antisocial behavior among youth is a major national concern; and about one out of every three students drop-out of school.

Antisocial Behavior: Its Causes and Prevention Within Our Schools.

Factors related to antisocial behavior are reviewed, with emphasis placed on their prevalence in the school Suggestions are provided as to what educators can do to prevent, rather than foster, antisocial behavior and dropouts. Antisocial behavior by our youth presents a major concern to everyone. Praisereview. The Effects of Overparenting on Children. The term helicopter parenting was coined in 1969 by Dr. Haim Ginott, psychotherapist and parent educator, in his book “Between Parent and Teenager.” A helicopter parent is defined as someone who is overprotective or overly interested in their child’s life.

Over-Parenting Can Do More Harm Than Not Enough. DFE RR185a. Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games' Friends said he appeared to have a "chilled" personality and enjoyed watching American Football on television. What is the link between violent video games and aggression? What effect do violent media have on our behaviour? It's not a new question – in the 1950s, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham wrote a book called "Seduction of the Innocent", which claimed that comic books were unnecessarily exposing children to violence and causing them to become delinquent. Although Wertham's methods and claims have since been called into question, similar concerns about the links between violent media and violent behaviour have been raised about television and, most recently, video games.

This week has been no exception. Following the mass shooting in Washington on Monday, the Mirror ran a headline yesterday questioning whether the killer's actions were a result of playing Call of Duty, a first-person shooting game. Boys and girls behave differently. Nature and nurture: why do boys and girls behave differently? New evidence is emerging that confirms what parents and children have reported for generations: boys and girls behave differently, and parenting practices vary depending on the gender of the child.

Boys seem to have more behavioural problems than girls, and this difference appears in early childhood. The results come from the latest round of data released from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), Australia’s first nationally representative long-term study of child development involving almost 10,000 children from birth to nine years of age. But before we delve into the findings, there are a few important points to remember when examining the differences between boys and girls. First, the findings are based on caregivers (usually mothers) completing behaviour report forms. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is best understood within the context of the broader category of personality disorders.

A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of personal experience and behavior that deviates noticeably from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to personal distress or impairment. Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others.

The diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder is not given to individuals under the age of 18 and is only given if there is a history of some symptoms of conduct disorder before age 15. The severity of symptoms of antisocial personality disorder can vary in severity. The Effect Of Parents On A Child’s Psychological Development. On Track. TUCI Data Book VII 2012.05 family. What Causes Antisocial Personality Disorder? What Causes Antisocial Personality Disorder? Why The Testosterone Surge in Young Boys is a Myth (and what really causes their behaviour to change!) Depression and High Testosterone in Women. High Testosterone in Children.

Children with elevated testosterone levels may be afflicted with a deadly disease. There are many reasons that a child might have high testosterone levels, and finding the reason for the hormone rise is the first step to treatment. Recognizing signs of elevated testosterone in children and knowing how to check for high testosterone levels could save your child's life.

Testosterone, a sex hormone that is produced in a man's testes, plays a vital role in puberty. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland regulate the amount of testosterone that the testes produce. BEHAVIORAL GENETICS: THE SCIENCE OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. Larger amygdala volume in first-degree relatives of patients with major depression. The Size and Connectivity of the Amygdala Predicts Anxiety. What is the Hippocampus? By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD The hippocampus is a small region of the brain that forms part of the limbic system and is primarily associated with memory and spatial navigation. Anatomy and location The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe of the brain, underneath the cortical surface. Amygdala. The Limbic System. Finger length ratio (2D:4D) correlates with physical aggression in men but not in women. Testosterone causes both prosocial and antisocial status-enhancing behaviors in human males.

Parenting Style Dimensions As Predictors of Adolescent Antisocial Behavior. PubMed Central, Figure 1: PLoS One. 2013; 8(2): e56619. Published online 2013 Feb 15. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0056619. Understanding Our Bodies: Serotonin, The Connection Between Food and Mood  Continuing the series on The Physiology of Nutrition, I present to you the connection between food and mood – serotonin. Serotonin as a neurotransmitter. Serotonin as a neurotransmitter Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in the transmission of nerve impulses.

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers within the brain that allow the communication between nerve cells. Packets of serotonin (vesicles) are released from the end of the presynaptic cell into the synaptic cleft. The serotonin molecules can then bind to receptor proteins within the postsynaptic cell, which causes a change in the electrical state of the cell. The neurons in the brain that release serotonin are found in small dense collections of neurons called Raphe Nuclei. An exploration of the serotonin system in antisocial boys with high levels of callous-unemotional traits. The Role of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Antisocial Behavior in Crime - Inquiries Journal. What Causes Antisocial Personality Disorder? Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago…

Dr LC Centifanti. Antisocial Personality Disorder – Healthline. Antisocial personality disorder. 457 1408436528. Adolescent Antisocial Behavior. BEHAVIORAL GENETICS: THE SCIENCE OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. Antisocial Behavior - Causes and characteristics, Treatment - Theories Of Personality, Child, and Children - JRank Articles. EPQ Survival Guide A5 v7g. Dr LC Centifanti.