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Adult Bullying: Perpetrators and Victims

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Overview

The frequency and severity of personal harrassment is a problem that is only just beginning to be uncovered. In Adult Bullying, psychologist Peter Randall uses the voices of both bullies and victims to reveal the misery that many adults endure.
He describes the processes that turn child bullies into adult bullies, often aware of their behaviour but unable to stop it. The workplace and the neighbourhood replace the playground, but the tactics and patterns of reward remain the same. The adult victim has little or no more power than the child counterpart, often changing jobs to escape the attentions of the bully. Similarly,
managers like teachers, often fail to tackle the complaints of the victim with the seriousness the problem deserves, preferring to believe that the fuss is unwarranted.
Adult Bullying will be welcomed by managers, counsellors, social workers and anyone who has experienced personal harrassment. Effective ways to deal with bullying in the community and the workplace are discussed, with particular attention given to the implications for managers and employees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415126731
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Adult Bullying: Definition and Circumstances 1
2 The Positive Reinforcement of Bullying 22
3 Local Despots: Bullying in the Neighbourhood 35
4 Workplace Bullying 47
5 Creation of the Bullying Personality 73
6 Creation of the Victim Personality 89
7 Engaging Employers Against Workplace Harassment 105
8 Prevention and Resolution of Workplace Bullying 131
9 Prevention of Bullying in the Community 149
References 164
Index 175
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