What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… The Psychology of Internet 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… The Psychology of Internet Trolling

The effects of bullying on mental health; stop sign graphic with "stop bullying' and handprint
MH@H Mental Health

The Terrible 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 Terrible Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Burnout (Insights into Psychology)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is burnout. Definition Burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. It's now included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon that can influence health, although it's not… Continue reading What Is… Burnout (Insights into Psychology)