Category Archives: Violence And Aggression

How We Are Influenced By Our Unconscious Childhood Memories

 

As Alice Miller (1933-2010) states in her seminal book Free From Lies children learn by imitating their parents and much of this imitating is due to unconscious learning.

To illustrate this Miller refers to a study in which mothers Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Increases Risk Of Being Both Victim And Perpetrator Of Crime And Violence

 

Research shows that the more ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES an individual suffered in their early life, the greater their risk of becoming the victim of crime and/or the perpetrator of crime in early life.

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES, as defined by Read the rest

Often Aggressive? Is Your Sensorimotor System Primed To Deal With Threat?

 

Are You Easily Provoked Into Angry And Aggressive Behaviour?

After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen years old and I was reluctantly taken in by my father and step-mother (which I have written Read the rest

Effects Of Repressed Anger Towards Parents

 

What Are The Effects Of Repressed Anger Towards Parents?

If our parent/s caused us significant psychological suffering when we were growing up, we may have built up a great deal of anger towards them, but we may, too, have Read the rest

Characteristics Of Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence And Children :

We have seen in other articles that I have published on this site that children who grow up in households in which domestic violence is prevalent (e.g. growing up in a household in which the Read the rest

Expressing Childhood Trauma Through Externalizing Behaviours

Externalizing Behaviour :

Have you ever smashed a piece of crockery or something similar out of anger or frustration? (I know I have.) If so, you were using what psychologists term an externalizing behaviour.

Such behaviours are an expression of Read the rest

Brains Of Children Exposed To Domestic Violence Affected In Similar Way To Exposure To Combat

 

A study carried out at University College London (UCL) has found that when a child is continually exposed to domestic violence, such as the father regularly beating the mother, their brains are negatively affected in a similar way to Read the rest

Indirect Abuse: Effects On Children Of Witnessing Domestic Violence.

 

Domestic violence often involves a man physically abusing a woman on repeated occasions (although it can, of course, involve a woman assaulting a man or a partner assaulting a same-sex partner in the case of gay relationships). In this Read the rest

Possible Childhood Characteristics of Future Serial Killers

 

Research has demonstrated that many serial killers have much in common when it comes to their childhood experiences. Below, I provide a list of the common characteristics they may sometimes share. It goes without saying, however, that people with Read the rest

Domestic Violence And Its Direct And Indirect Effect On Children

 

 

Domestic violence can affect children in two ways: DIRECTLY and INDIRECTLY. Let’s look at each of these two categories:

DIRECTLY :

–  the violence is DELIBERATELY aimed at the child with the INTENTION of causing him/her harm

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Childhood Trauma : Early Signs of Psychopathy

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Child Psychopaths

First, it is important to state that diagnosing childhood psychological disturbance is fraught with difficulties as, once the child enters adolescence, behavioural problems are very far from uncommon, especially irritability, mood fluctuations, boundary testing/defiance and breaking social rules.Read the rest

Childhood Trauma : The Effects of Bullying

 

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Being bullied when we were young can have long-lasting adverse effects, particularly if we were sensitive and socially anxious as children.

The form that bullying takes can be both overt (blatant and obvious) or much more subtle, The subtle Read the rest

Effects of Childhood Trauma On The Development Of Violent and Anti-Social Behaviour.

 

 

TONY SOPRANO: And to think I’m the cause of it.

DR. MALFI: How are you the cause of it?

TONY SOPRANO: It’s in his blood, this miserable fucking existence. My rotten fucking putrid genes have infected my kid’s Read the rest

Anger Resulting from Childhood Trauma

Anger is not a bad thing if it is APPROPRIATELY EXPRESSED. Expressing it inappropriately will usually get us nowhere and can badly backfire. However, its appropriate expression is often effective.

As we begin to realize that what was done to Read the rest