New Research Finds No Link Between Violent Video Games and Aggression
The debate over the potentially troubling effects of these massively popular games continues.
Gaming-Inspired Aggression Spreads Within Social Groups
You don't have to personally play violent video games to experience their negative effects.
Making Police Departments More Diverse Isn’t Enough
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.
Alcohol Increases Aggression Before You've Taken a Sip
New research confirms that exposure to the idea of alcohol heightens aggressive behavior.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Kelly Miller, 24, Psychology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
The Tragedy of America's Dog: The Vilification of the Pit Bull
A brief history of the vilification of the pit bull.
Violent Video Games and Bad Behavior: The Evidence Mounts
New research from Italy and a meta-study from Austria both connect playing violent video games with antisocial behavior.
Being Cruel Can Help You, But Let's Find a Way to Fight It Anyway
The lust to kill is somewhat normal, and cruelty can have some benefits. But the researchers who are exploring those sad discoveries are also working to bust up the vicious circle that offers these insights.
Study: Violent Video Games May Exacerbate Ethnic Bias
An Austrian researcher finds a link between playing violent video games and increased ethnocentrism, at least among young men.
The Shocking Level of Dating Violence Among Teens and Adolescents
Kids who bully other kids are much more likely to abuse their partners as teens.
Breaking the Link Between Video Games and Aggression
New research suggests playing violent video games on motion-capture technology (think Wii) does not increase one’s propensity to engage in aggressive behavior.