Posts Tagged ‘violence’
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
The wiser reporters who interview me ask what is behind our tolerance of vicious abuse in the workplace or any other domain in our lives. I, as a social psychologist, resort to my stock reply that all of our actions stem from a societal context. If we were less accepting of violence, we would stop it. Perpetrators would never be portrayed heroically. Instead, they would shunned in ways that we now treat victims. Sadly, that’s not the culture I live in.
I direct readers to a rather long, but thoughtful and accurate analysis of current culture by Henry A. Giroux, a professor at McMaster University. He stated the case more masterfully than I could. Reveling in the pain of others: Moral degeneracy and violence in the “Kill Team” photos.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Please check out this film! The Drs. Namie and the WBI Legislative Campaign are featured. It’s a documentary that begins with post office homicide and then introduces bullying as a potential toxic feature of the work environment that can set the stage for violence.
“Delivers a potent mix of shocking truth, honest analysis and dark humor”
COMING TO THEATERS IN 2010
Feature documentary Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal offers a provocative examination of the possible role of hostile work environments in mass murder incidents, starting with the earliest USPS mass murder-suicide in 1986.
At a time when tensions are rising again in the Postal Service and in other workplaces across America, Murder By Proxy is a simply a must-see film.
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Tags: bullying, going postal, massacre, Murder by Proxy, USPS, violence
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Monday, September 28th, 2009
By DOUGLAS S. MALAN, Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept. 28, 2009
Lawyers say Yale murder highlights need for training, policies (about physical workplace violence) with a nod to understanding possible underlying work environment issues. Read the original article.