Tag: Violence


Tag: Violence

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Articles: Do Bad Grades + Violent Video Games = Violent Kids?

By Anna Jacobi | May 23, 2012

A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.

Katniss and Peeta of The Hunger Games.

Articles: Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 18, 2012

The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012, 196 pages.

Articles: Beautiful Souls

By Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012

A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.

Marine Sergeant Ryan Ross standing guard at Kandahar International Airport in Afghanistan.

Articles: Could Positive Psychology Have Prevented the Massacre in Afghanistan?

By Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 18, 2012

A new tragedy raises questions over how to respond to high rates of PTSD.


Articles: What Would You Do if You Witnessed Child Abuse?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | November 29, 2011

How fair is it to vilify Penn State's Mike McQueary for not going to the police?


Articles: Can Parents Teach Peace?

By Carmen Sobczak | November 2, 2011

A recent study suggests they can, at least some of the time.


Articles: Steven Pinker’s War and Peace, Abridged

By Steven Pinker | October 20, 2011

If you're curious about Steven Pinker's massive new book, check out this Greater Good essay for a distilled version.

Viking, 2011, 848 pages

Articles: Steven Pinker’s History of (Non)Violence

By Jason Marsh | October 19, 2011

The psychologist's latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is essential reading for any reader of Greater Good.


Articles: Are Video Games Truly Bad for Kids’ Health?

By Neha John-Henderson | April 5, 2011

A recent study suggests the answer is more complicated than we think.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Child Soldiers Don’t Develop PTSD

Binghamton community members at a brainstorming party to gather ideas for rebuilding a neighborhood park, part of the BNP's "Design Your Own Park" project.

Articles: Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Kids

By Jill Suttie | October 12, 2010

In one troubled city, researchers and community members are working together to boost altruism among adolescents. What can their project teach other communities facing hard times?


Articles: When Values Trump Violence

By Katie Goldsmith | July 13, 2010

A new study suggests an important way to reduce bullying.

Research suggests that games like Lemmings, where the goal is to help others, inspire real-life acts of altruism.

Articles: Gaming for Good

By Kyle Smith | June 1, 2010

Can video games inspire altruism?


Articles: What Happens When Compassion Hurts?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 8, 2009


Articles: You Talkin’ To Me?

By Randall Collins | April 1, 2009

Sociologist Randall Collins suggests four practical, research-tested ways to defuse violence.


Articles: Why Is There Peace?

By Steven Pinker | April 1, 2009

Violence is declining, argues psychologist Steven Pinker. What are we doing right?

Scientists have looked to other primates for the roots of human violence, but other research finds the potential for peace.

Articles: Beyond Sex and Violence

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 1, 2008

Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World
by Malcolm Pott s and Thomas Hayden
Benbella Books, 2008, 457 pages

Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory
by Randall Co llins
Princeton University Press, 2008, 584 pages


Articles: The Greatest Test

By Emilie Raguso | September 1, 2008

Forgiveness improves health and strengthens relationships. But can it help heal the scars of civil war?


Raising Happiness: Well, Most Kids Are Alright

By Christine Carter | May 28, 2008

The Semai people of Malaysia have a long history of nonviolent conflict resolution.

Articles: Worlds Without War

By Douglas P. Fry | March 1, 2008

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