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
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
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
Forgiveness is hard... especially when you're not sure if you really want to.
It's #BullyingAwarenessWeek, so it's a good time to talk about a different kind of #metoo: workplace bullying.