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What Is… Trolling

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is online trolling. Of course we all know what trolling is, and most of us have experienced it.  But what underlies it from a psychological perspective? A paper by Coles and West described trolling as "a specific type… Continue reading What Is… Trolling

Mental health, Workplace

The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Bullying Stops Here - Pinkshirtday.ca Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying.  It began when students in a Canadian high school wore pink in support of a male student who was bullied for wearing pink. Pink Shirt Day makes for a good time to talk about how bullying… Continue reading The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

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Mental health, Workplace

Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened.  I wasn't even sure if bullying was the right word, and I had limited familiarity with the range of behaviours that workplace bullying can encompass.  I came up with the idea of doing a… Continue reading Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

Identity and relationships, Mental health

Forgiveness – a Follow-Up

A while back I wrote a post about unsuccessfully trying to find forgiveness for those who have harmed me and done so much damage to my mental health.  Shortly thereafter, I first heard of the song Praying by Kesha in a post on Deanna's Dark Diary.  I've had that song playing on heavy rotation since then,… Continue reading Forgiveness – a Follow-Up