Category Archives: Human Behavior: Bullying

Teasing or Harassment?

“My, my, how tiny you are! You must be the smallest woman on earth. Hello, Dot!” These were the first words Jack Matthews spoke to Sema Isaura-Mans. Sema, a finance manager at the Dutch-British financial services consultancy Dirksen-Hall, had recently … Continue reading

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Aggressively pursuing higher social status may exact a toll on health

Newswise — SAVANNAH, GA, March 19, 2015 – Bad news for relentless power-seekers the likes of Frank Underwood on “House of Cards”: Climbing the ladder of social status through aggressive, competitive striving might shorten your life as a result of … Continue reading

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Workplace bullying a vicious circle

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an ‘easy target’ for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today reveals a ‘spiral’ of abuse in which the victims of bullying … Continue reading

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Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships

More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England* have experienced sexual coercion, new research launched today [11 February] reveals. Most were pressured to have sex or other sexual activity, but some cases included rape. And many of the 13-17-year-olds … Continue reading

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Mean boys, not mean girls, rule at school

Athens, Ga. - Debunking the myth of the “mean girl,” new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression-malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection-to harm or manipulate others more often than girls. The longitudinal study, … Continue reading

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Newswise — There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal … Continue reading

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Boys who bully peers more likely to engage in sexual harassment

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Adolescent boys who bully peers and engage in homophobic teasing are more likely to perpetrate sexual harassment later on, suggests a new study of middle-school students conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Workplace meanness: how to cope

By Amy Gallo When a colleague is mean to you, it can be hard to know how to respond. Some people are tempted to let aggressive behavior slide in the hopes that the person will stop. Others find themselves fighting … Continue reading

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Mean girl bullying behaviors: new research

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Relational aggression, or “mean girl” bullying, is a popular subject in news and entertainment media. This nonphysical form of aggression generally used among adolescent girls includes gossiping, rumor spreading, exclusion and rejection. As media coverage has illustrated, … Continue reading

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Abusive leadership infects entire team

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a Michigan State University business scholar. The study, conducted in China and the … Continue reading

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School culture has role in promoting bullying, bystander intervention

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study of middle-school youth reveals the powerful role of school culture, including teachers’ and staff members’ perceptions, in creating environments that promote or discourage bullying and bystander intervention. More than 3,600 students from 24 schools … Continue reading

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Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

(Reuters Health) - Photos of morbidly obese people alongside a news story about the health threat from being overweight may cause moderately heavy people to think they’re not at risk, a new study suggests. “I don’t know if we can … Continue reading

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Domestic violence warning signs: a vivid story

        FREETOWN — The last time Patty Martel visited her daughter Jennifer, she cut the trip short after 48 hours, driven out by the angry rants and bizarre behavior of Jennifer’s boyfriend — Jared Remy. Remy belittled … Continue reading

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