- Research has showed that violent events can have lasting effects on children
- Higher intelligence has also been linked to greater emotional sensitivity
Authors Jonathan Wai and Brad Bushman have retracted the study on which this article was based from the peer-reviewed journal The Gifted Child Quarterly. "Questions have been raised about the pattern of results," they said. "Unfortunately, the data collection procedures could not be verified because the author who collected the data (Cengiz Altay) could not be contacted following the attempted coup in Turkey. Therefore, as the integrity of the data could not be confirmed, we are retracting the study."
The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.