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CNN: Adult bullying and reality TV

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Our unhealthy love of reality TV
by Jen Christensen, CNN, Feb. 28, 2013

A red-faced Gordon Ramsay gets nose-to-nose with an older man and shouts, “Wake up!” He calls another chef’s food “rotten.” He reduces a middle-aged woman to hysterical tears. And all that’s just in the opening credits of “Kitchen Nightmares.”

For the next hour of the British culinary icon’s popular reality TV series, there is little in the way of praise or pats on the back for the chefs he’s coaching. Instead, he swears. He throws food. He calls people “stupid” and “disgusting pigs.” His entire performance is based on sharp criticism and what some may argue is bullying-type behavior. Viewers eat it up.

Nightmarish behavior is the stuff reality TV shows are made of. Ramsay is certainly not alone. Tami Roman on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” calls her friends “bitches” and physically attacks one of them in front of a fancy Miami restaurant. A study of the U.K.’s version of “The Apprentice” found it depicted 85 aggressive acts an hour. “American Idol” showed 57 aggressive acts an hour.

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WBI Webinar #1 – Being “Iced-Out” at Work

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

For all of those who missed it, the recording of this webinar is now available. This 1 hour presentation covers the social ostracism and isolation that accompanies workplace bullying.

Follow this link to watch the recording.

More webinars are coming. Be sure to follow the blog and the webinar queue for updates.

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WBI Webinar: Being “Iced Out” at Work, July 7

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

On Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:00 am (pacific time), the Workplace Bullying Institute launches its live Webinar series.

Being “Iced Out” at Work

Dr. Namie will describe how isolation, social exclusion, ostracism, and shunning by coworkers prevents an individual from having a normal work life. Coworker betrayal is common and should be expected. The session explores social psychological theories about unhelpful non-intervening witnesses to the bullying and ways to break the cycle of silence.

This live webinar is free to the first 100 registrants. Register today. On-demand playback of the recording will be available after the live broadcast.

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