Psychopathic traits behind the rise and fall of Madoff
"There are likely to be plenty of people in the world of corporate finance with similar psychopathic traits to Bernie Madoff."
If it pays to be a jerk, why isn't everyone that way?
Science confirms, yet again, that brutish behavior can be an effective path to power.
Link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs
"Bullying experiences frustrate the exact psychological factors, such as disempowerment, that are a route to developing conspiracy beliefs.”
Don't complain to these co-workers
Employees should first consider whether they’re speaking to someone who can take the requested action.
The link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs
"Victims of bullying may find conspiracy theories appealing because bullying experiences frustrate the exact psychological factors, such as disempowerment, that are a route to developing conspiracy beliefs."
Poor management the biggest risk factor for workplace bullying
Workplace bullying affects one in 10 employees, costing employers billions of dollars every year in absenteeism, stress leave and lost productivity. And it is rapidly increasing.
Social exclusion more common form of bullying than physical, verbal aggression
The outcomes for a child excluded from social activities by their peers at school will be just as detrimental as if they got kicked, punched or slapped every day.
The road to popularity can be paved with unpleasantness
Popularity is important to children and adolescents—and, of course, adults. Some researchers have said that they think it’s more important to be popular than to have friends.Some people become popular through prosocial means, others through being disruptive and aggressive.
Higher risk of psychotropic medication after sexual harassment in the workplace
Harassment of any kind is due partly to a genetic tendency to bully, and also to stress and fear. People use harassment to establish dominance or to demonstrate dominance.
Staff wellbeing programs help social relationships and reduce bullying
The more employees engage with health and wellbeing programs, the better the quality of co-worker relationships, the less they experience bullying over time, and the better their longer-term wellbeing and job satisfaction.
Co-worker interventions can moderate sexual harassment
Although the #MeToo movement raised public awareness of sexual harassment in Hollywood and other high-profile industries, comparatively little attention has been paid to the rampant sexual harassment experienced by frontline service workers such as waitresses, baristas, bartenders and retail clerks.
"Why you gotta be so rude?" The rise of the 'vicious cycle' of workplace incivility
Uncivil behavior at work can range from criticizing someone in public, rude or obnoxious behavior or withholding important information, to more subtle acts such as arriving late to a meeting, checking email or texting during a meeting, or ignoring or interrupting a colleague.
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