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The Psychology Behind School Shootings

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Jessica La

on 26 March 2013

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By Jessica La The Psychology Behind
School Shootings Bullying Kids Who Are Bullied: Mental Illnesses Schizophrenia: Home/living Conditions Family Problems: live negative lives-mental issues depression, anxiety, loneliness, changes in eating & sleeping patterns Kids Who Bully: negative lives-alcohol use, drug use, physical fights, dropping out of school, & sexual activity Bystanders: influenced by the bully Thesis The psychology behind school shootings as a
cause is neglected suggesting that society should
take notice of the person behind the gun more
than the gun itself. brain disorder which alters the way someone acts, thinks, and views the world cannot function normally Depression: lead to drug & alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, pregnancy, suicide, and violence Mentally Unstable: Psychopath: someone who has amoral & antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or connect with others, supreme egocentricity, & failure to learn from experience unstable home, poor parenting violent homes can influence children how to handle lack of attention from parents, child abuse Environment: overwhelming % of children enter foster homes, experience divorce with parents, runaway, and drop Gang Violence Drugs: countless school shooters have been known to be
under the influence of drugs serotonin: a chemical that causes aggression and violence Behavior: illegal activities, violence, bullying, stealing, and dropping
out of school, worsening attitude toward the family, Valuable Part
of Research Now that I've finished this research
project, I have learned how to structure a research paper and implement the sources into my essay. Works Cited Difficult Part
of Research The most difficult part of the research process was completing my essay before the conference. The conference date was essentially the due date for the entire paper. out of school and carrying weapons -"Children and Gangs | American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry."
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