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11 October 2010

Alienated teens lash out

Researchers have found that some children are more likely than others to lash out in response to acute peer rejection: children who already feel like outcasts.

When people are rejected by peers, they often lash out. In children, that aggression occasionally takes horrifying directions, leading to school shootings or other deadly acts.

Researchers in the Netherlands found that some children are more likely than others to lash out in response to acute peer rejection: children who already feel like outcasts.
 

Finally, the child had a chance to choose how much money each judge would get, and to write comments about the judges.

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