Violence increases as temperatures rise in the summer, but are higher temperatures a cause of aggression? New research shows that the answer is yes, especially in family conflict, and that poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of the relationship. Researchers discuss the synergy between poverty, heat, and aggression, and speculate that a warmer world in the future could be a more violent one.
- Dr. Matthew Kahn, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director, 21st Century Cities Initiative, Johns Hopkins University
- Dr. Frank McAndrew, Professor of Psychology, Knox College
- Dr. Kilian Heilmann, Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Southern California
Links for more information:
- Matthew E. Kahn, PhD – Johns Hopkins University Profile
- Frank McAndrew, PhD – Knox College Profile
- Kilian Heilmann, PhD – Personal Website