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Article ID: 718838

Violent Video Games Blamed More Often for School Shootings By White Perpetrators

American Psychological Association (APA)

People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of school shootings by white perpetrators than by African American perpetrators, possibly because of racial stereotypes that associate minorities with violent crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 718848

Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues

Washington University in St. Louis

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, “real problems” such as violence and racism that are perceived as more immediate than issues of climate change, finds a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St.

11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 718767

What’s Preventing the Next World War? Random Luck

Ohio State University

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security,

11-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 718784

Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts to pre-attack levels within 30 days.

10-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    9-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718496

Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.

5-Sep-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 718676

State of New Jersey and Rutgers University Announce New Gun Violence Research

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University today announced it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention.

9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy



Public Health, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics



Newswise: Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America
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    6-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718361

Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America

Ohio State University

Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. The study also highlights a cluster of factors, including lack of insurance and the prevalence of gun shops, that are associated with high suicide rates.

3-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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