Joshua L. Gowin

Joshua Gowin has been writing about aggression since 2007 when a violent tragedy–the murder of a student by a family member–struck the community at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) where Josh was studying. He earned a Master’s degree in 2009 for his work exploring the potential of a migraine medication, Zomig®, to block alcohol-induced aggressive behavior. The same year, he interned at Psychology Today, where he currently writes a blog about neuroscience titled “You, Illuminated.” He is currently finishing his PhD at UT Health, studying how the cycle of violence may be caused by disruptions in the body’s stress system as a result of child abuse.

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