Male vampire bats infected with rabies socially withdraw, scaling back their social behavior of grooming other bats before they succumb to the disease.
People high in narcissistic traits showed higher levels of verbal aggression, physical aggression, and other bullying behaviors. They often extend their aggression to innocent bystanders. Narcissism was associated with a 21% increase in aggression and an 18% increase in violent behaviors.
While more commonly associated with promoting aggressive behaviors, testosterone can also promote social affection and prosocial behaviors in males, a new study on gerbils finds.
Researchers assess whether using modern technologies such as neuromodulation and gene editing could provide "moral enhancement" and curb aggressive behaviors.
Aggression toward members in an "outgroup" was associated with increased activity in areas of the brain associated with reward. Activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex impacted the level of aggression a person demonstrated against an outsider.
Fathers experiencing economic hardship who exhibit depressive symptoms have higher levels of emotional conflict and verbal aggression than mothers.
While most people mellow with age, this does not appear to be the case for those with ASPD or psychopathy. Researchers report maladaptive behaviors associated with ASPD often get worse as people with the personality disorder age.
Researchers say most people consider manipulative, aggressive, entitled, middle-aged men they encounter to be the most unpleasant people to be around.
For some people, listening to "aversive" music can trigger aggressive behaviors and primitive fight-or-flight responses, a new study reports.