Aggressive behavior is often a facet of psychiatric disorders. But it also readily occurs in people with no such condition.
Bullying has the potential to significantly reduce the victim’s quality of life. As such, it is a topic well worthy of study.
There has been a great deal of study into the psychological and social reasons behind bullying. As neuroscience grows in strength, new findings are also adding to our knowledge about how and why bullying takes place.
Researchers now believe that aggressive behavior is associated with an inappropriate activation of the brain’s reward system.
– Tim Newman