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Survival of the Fittest and the Sexiest: Evolutionary Origins of Adolescent Bullying

The central idea of evolutionary psychology theory (EPT) is that species evolve to carry or exhibit certain traits/behaviors because these characteristics increase their ability to survive and reproduce. Proponents of EPT propose that bullying emerges from evolutionary development, providing an … Continue reading

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Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

One study revealed that childhood bullying has effects on health, and it can lead to significant costs for individuals, their families, and society at large. New research now suggests that bullying may cause physical changes in the brain and increase the … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Intervention in School Bullying

The chances that a teacher will intervene in a case of bullying appear to be associated with several variables, which may be resumed as the confidence that he has in his capability to deal with problems at school. In accordance … Continue reading

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Early Predictors of Child’s Bully and Victim Statuses

Although bullying is known to have detrimental effects, less is known regarding how these bullies and victims develop within the contexts of their homes and schools, and how early childhood behaviors can predict later bullying/victimization statuses. Parent, teacher, and student … Continue reading

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The psychology of a workplace bully

The best way to deal with bullies at work is to group together with your co-workers and expose their behavior, so they lose the power to terrorize. Bullying can turn an idyllic job into something you dread. Whether it’s your … Continue reading

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Scaffolding Social and Emotional Learning within ‘shared affective spaces’ to reduce Bullying: A Sociocultural perspective

A sociocultural perspective, Vygotsky, framed the qualitative study, to understand how to create ‘shared affective spaces’ as an enabling factor to scaffold within the zone of proximal development. Social and emotional learning is conceptualised as a social concept, focusing on … Continue reading

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