Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds clues

New research has uncovered the reason why some people seem to dislike everything while others seem to like everything. Apparently, it's all part of our individual personality – a dimension that researchers have coined "dispositional attitude." via Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds clues.

American teens gripped by epidemic that crushes empathy

I believe American teens are in the grips of a psychological epidemic that has eroded much of their capacity to connect with genuine emotion and is, therefore, crushing their empathy. Having watched tens of thousands of YouTube videos with bizarre scenarios unfolding, having Tweeted thousands of senseless missives of no real importance, having watched contrived [...]

TV watching linked to bad behaviour

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to become involved in antisocial and criminal behaviour as adults, a University of Otago study indicates. One of the study co-authors, Associate Prof Bob Hancox, said the research showed the issue of excessive television watching needed to be ''taken seriously''. Researchers found the [...]

13.5% of commercials on Kids TV are inappropriate

13.5% of commercials on kids TV channels contain some form of violent, disturbing, or sexual behaviour. A recent study Commercials on Children's Television: Not So Child Friendly looked at the association between viewing commercials with aggressive and violent content on children's television with violent and antisocial behaviour later in life. Researchers looked at the content of [...]