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Poverty, not the “teenage brain” account for high rates of teen crime

Age, poverty, murder, and gun homicide: Is young age or poverty level the key issue? From SAGE Open While many blame the “teenage brain” for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: … Continue reading

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Why are Texan men more likely to be aggressive risk takers, prone to accidental death?: The dangers of a “culture of honor”

Living dangerously: Culture of honor, risk-taking, and the non-randomness of ‘accidental’ deaths”   From Social Psychological and Personality Science This study reveals that men sometimes prove themselves by taking risks that demonstrate their toughness and bravery. Putting yourself in peril … Continue reading

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Women do make men throw caution to the wind, research confirms

The presence of an attractive woman elevates testosterone and physical risk taking in young men From: Social Psychological and Personality Science When researchers asked a group of young adult men to perform both easy and difficult tricks on skateboards, first in … Continue reading

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