Tag: University of Chicago

Is this proof evil killers are born not made? Psychopaths’ brains ‘lack basic wiring that triggers empathy and compassion’

Psychopathy affects around 20 to 30% of U.S.  prison population This compares with just 1% of the general  U.S. population Prisoners shown video footage of people  being intentionally hurt MRI scans revealed distinct differences in  brains’ responses By  Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 14:27 EST, 24  April 2013 |  UPDATED: […]

Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Contact: Basil Waugh basil.waugh@ubc.ca 604-822-2048 University of British Columbia Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to University of British Columbia-led study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them. While previous research has […]

Rich people don’t need friends

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Steve Pogonowski steve.pogonowski@f1000.com Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine In a paper evaluated by f1000 Medicine, six studies tested relationships between reminders of money, social exclusion and physical pain. In The symbolic power of money: reminders of money alter social distress and […]