Feb. 6, 2013 — Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the […]
By Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, PhD Created May 12 2011 – 1:20pm When I first started counseling clients, I never thought that cyberbullying, friending or tweeting would come up in therapy sessions on a regular basis. However, since the advent of social media, a new crop of concerns are being presented in therapy sessions.
How parents can fight fear and confusion As a dad, especially one my age, I am less willing to tolerate aggression in my children and aimed at my children. As a psychologist, I’ve heard many stories of the long-lasting effects of bullying. This summer at our neighborhood pool, I learned some valuable parenting lessons […]
May 3, 2011 (Denver, Colorado) — A survey of school-aged children has identified a cluster of factors that is associated with bullying, and more than one third of children fit the definition of a bully, according to the study, presented here at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research 2011 Annual Meeting.
Detection and Intervention February 10, 2011 Bullying is recognized as a major public health problem in the Western world, and it appears to have devastating consequences. Cyberbullying has become an increasing public concern in light of recent cases associated with youth suicides that have been reported in the mass media.
Bullying is nothing new, but it takes on a new and ominous tone in cyberspace. Adults are catching on. Only after Ryan Halligan hanged himself did his father realize what the 13-year-old had been doing online. Through three months’ worth of links and instant messages saved on his home computer, Ryan’s growing pain – […]
While experts often view aggressive behavior as a maladjusted reaction typical of social outcasts, a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review finds that it’s actually popular adolescents—but not the most popular ones—who are particularly likely to torment their peers. “Our findings underscore the argument that—for the most part—attaining and maintaining […]
Concordia study finds link between self acceptance, stress hormones and bullying Montreal, February 2, 2011 – Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized because of […]