Social Media Use and Extremism: A Tool for Increasing Exposure or a Path to Radicalization?

Social Media Use and Extremism: A Tool for Increasing Exposure or a Path to Radicalization?

Social media has obviously increased the ability of extremists to reach millions—or even billions—of people, but is it also an important tool in the radicalization process? We have investigated what factors place one at risk of seeing extremism and what predicts being involved in producing such materials.
By James Hawdon

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How Can We Reduce Aggressive Behavior in Individuals With Borderline Personality Disorder?

How Can We Reduce Aggressive Behavior in Individuals With Borderline Personality Disorder?

Aggression has not been a specific subject of existing psychotherapeutic treatment programs for BPD although it may severely endanger the relationship between patients and their psychotherapist or psychiatrist and other medical staff or patients. Therefore, we have designed a new group psychotherapeutic treatment, which specifically addresses feelings of anger and aggression.
By Katja Bertsch and Sabine C. Herpertz

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Thirst Aid: Does Alcohol Attenuate or Exacerbate Negative Affect and Aggression Following Social Rejection?

Thirst Aid: Does Alcohol Attenuate or Exacerbate Negative Affect and Aggression Following Social Rejection?

This is a brief introduction to an ongoing project examining the effect of alcohol on human affective and behavioral reactions to ostracism. The intention is to identify the gap in our understanding of how people react to being socially excluded while under the influence of acute alcohol intoxication as well as how that intoxication may affect aggressive responses toward their ostracizer. 
By Joel G. Sprunger and Christopher I. Eckhardt

 

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