Bullies May Enjoy Seeing Others In Pain

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 08:14 in Psychology & Sociology

Unusually aggressive youth may actually enjoy inflicting pain on others, research using brain scans shows. Scans of the aggressive youth's brains showed that an area that is associated with rewards was highlighted when the youth watched a video clip of someone inflicting pain on another person. Youth without the unusually aggressive behavior did not have that response, the study showed.

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