Researchers from the University of Vermont found out that it is a provoking factor in the development of adolescent aggression, which is expressed not only in expansive behavior, but also in accusations and insults of adults. According to scientists, education is a complex psychological process, but the physiological component plays a significant role in it.
The study involved 180 students, mostly girls. Physicians connected sensors of the volunteers to their fingers fixing the sweat compartment, which, together with an increase in cardiac impulses, signals the active work of the sympathetic nervous system, which is a reaction to a stressful situation.
All participants were asked to tell about an unpleasant episode for them with the participation of a person close to them, for example, an undeserved insult or quarrel. Those young people who were sweating and upset more than others, were quick-tempered and inclined to immediately express aggression without thinking through a plan of action.
Volunteers whose sensors did not register a significant increase in sweating, remained calm and collected during the story. They did not pour out aggression, but pondered how best to take revenge on the offender.
Recording the results, the scientists assessed the degree of parental control in childhood. It turned out that a high level of control in childhood caused a strong aggression in adolescence. Those volunteers who were not subject to total control by their parents were less aggressive.
Based on the findings, scientists ask parents to reconsider their attitude towards parenting and not to manipulate them.