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Archive for January 2016

The Inevitable Violent Outcome of the Oregon Militia Stand-Off

The tragic violent death this week of LaVoy Finicum, one of the Militia of Ranchers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon illustrates the LIFEMORTS triggers of rage in action.  The difficult situation is an example of the type of violence that I hope an understanding of the neuroscience of aggression can help to…

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The Explosive Mix of Sex and Violence

The roving gangs of men who sexually assaulted women during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Cologne, Germany, have ignited outrage across Europe and around the world. (1)  The political implications have been much discussed, but how was this violence triggered in these individuals? These assaults illuminate a dark side of human nature: how sex and violence are…

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