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Handgun purchasers with a previous DUI conviction are more likely to be violent and commit crimes than handgun purchasers without a DUI record

New research suggests that handgun purchasers with a previous DUI conviction are more likely to commit violence crimes than handgun purchasers without a DUI record. Researchers identified every individual between 21 and 49 years old who legally purchased a handgun in California in 2001; researchers then identified any violent crime…

Assertive vs. aggressive: What’s the difference?

Assertiveness and aggression are different approaches to handling confrontation, each with distinguishing factors and often different outcomes. First, assertive behavior is typically a positive form of expression, while aggression is a negative form of expression. Additionally, assertive behavior is rooted in respect, while aggression is not. Aggression also often makes…

Do violent video games really cause aggressive behavior? Despite popular belief, research says gaming does not influence behavior change

The common belief is that video games cause aggression in real life—but research shows this isn’t the case. Cultivation theory summarizes this belief; however, a University of York study shows that violent video games doesn’t influence players to behave any certain way. That said, of course gaming can still have…

Why do people have so much aggression? What causes aggressive behavior?

The causes of aggression include instinct, hormonal imbalance, genetics, temperament, nurture, and stress. If there are excessively aggressive people in your life, like a loved one or coworker, you can learn to cope or deal with their behavior effectively. First, try keeping your cool, empathizing, and expressing your concern—these actions…

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