Do people need psychological protection from material that might evoke strong emotions?
There are psychological reasons why we are scared of clowns and find them creepy.
Narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled to special treatment. But that sense of self worth is easily undermined
Anti-social behaviour online - trolling, cyberbullying - is a growing concerning phenomenon but research shows ignoring these mostly faceless angry attention-seekers could be the best response.
Violent lone wolf extremists are looking for acknowledgment and attention as they feel overlooked, aggrieved and insignificant.
Incidences of bullying are occurring in preschools. With bullying linked to a range of poor outcomes in adulthood, psychologists are urging schools to adopt best practice to protect students.
Bullying occurs when an individual or group repeatedly behaves towards a specific individual with the intention of causing harm or distress. This can include physical, verbal, social or online attacks. Psychological research has shown that being bullied, being a bully or witnessing bullying are all associated with negative effects on mental health.
Use of physical restraint in detention settings is outmoded, according to a leading expert, and amounts to a physical assault that would be unacceptable in any other setting.
The risk of violence against women is usually higher in cultures that reinforce male superiority
Dominance and control through many forms of abuse is an unfortunately common and destructive force in many relationships.