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Workplace Aggression Expert Available to Discuss University of Alabama Shooting and Signs of Hostile Tendencies

Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the workplace aggression and warning signs of employees who might engage in workplace violence. Harvey says early reports of past incidents involving Prof. Amy Bishop suggest that she fits a “hostile attribution style” and underscores the importance of identifying employees who exhibit the tendencies observed in his research.

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Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Dating Violence, College Students, Violence Prevention, violence against men, Relationship Conflict

Violence Among College Couples Often Mutual Pushing, Shoving

"In the research on college students in particular, we're finding both men and women can be perpetrators," Sandra Stith said. "In our growing-up years, we teach boys not hit their sister, but we don't teach girls not to hit their brother."

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Guns in the Home Increase Costs as Well as Dangers

Having a gun at home not only increases the risk of harm to one's self and family, but also carries high costs to society, concludes an article in the February Southern Medical Journal, official journal of the Southern Medical Association.

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Government of Canada Invests in Research to Help Prevent Violence

Three new regional research centres that will study violence and ways to prevent it will receive almost $6 million over five years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, made the announcement today at a national roundtable that brought together leading Canadian researchers on violence, gender and health research.

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Murder, Behavior Disorders, Stress, Violence, men

Mass Murderers: Why Do They Kill?

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The fatal shootings of four Washington state police officers once again put the spotlight on mass murder in the United States. Andrew Smiler, an assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University, says his research on masculinity provides some insight into the motivations that drive these shootings.

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Fort Hood, Shootings, Mental Health

More Mental Health Care Called For in Wake of Ft. Hood Shootings

The recent shootings at the Ft. Hood, Texas army base, allegedly by an army psychiatrist, have placed much-needed focus on mental health care in the army. In an article published in the December issue of the journal CNS Spectrum, renowned psychopharmacology expert Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, calls for increased mental health staffing at Fort Hood and other army bases.

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Homicide Rates Linked to Trust in Government, Sense of Belonging, Study Suggests

When Americans begin routinely complaining about how they hate their government and don’t trust their leaders, it may be time to look warily at the homicide rate. That's the conclusion of a new book on homicide in America.

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Fort Hood, Counseling, Military Veterans, psychological well being, Suicide Prevention

Experts Available to Discuss Psychological Needs in the Military

With the tragic events at Fort Hood in Texas, the nation’s attention is firmly focused on the physical and psychological well being of America’s armed forces. Since 2005, UMDNJ has operated a New Jersey Veterans’ Helpline, where those in the military - as well as their families - can reach a trained counselor, who also is a military veteran, 24 hours a day.

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Expert on Issues Related to Veterans Suicide Available for Comment on Ft. Hood Shooting

David Rudd, dean of t the University of Utah's college of social and behavioral science, is a clinical suicidologist. He has also served as consultant to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.

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Workplace Aggression Expert Cautions Employers to Look For ‘Hostile Attribution Style’ When Laying Off Employees

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As the economic downturn forces more companies to lay off workers, a workplace aggression expert at the University of New Hampshire cautions employers about what to do and not do when breaking bad news to employees and to be watchful for employees who exhibit a “hostile attribution style.”







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