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What’s Wrong with the Psychology Underlying the Anti-Bully Movement

by Izzy Kalman (October 2008) In the decade since the Columbine massacre, thousands of research studies have been done on bullying, yet the world is no closer to a solution. Countries that embark on intensive anti-bully campaigns discover that the more intensively they fight bullying, the more intense bullying gets. Why? Quite simply, the anti-bully […]

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Why Anti-Bullying Laws Are Doomed to Fail

by Izzy Kalman (November 2005) The Shocking Statistics about Anti-Bullying ProgramsOluproar in the Western world and made headlines in all newspapers. Instead, the information has fallen on deaf ears and one must play the detective to track it down. The fourth quarter 2004 issue of the School Psychology Review, the research journal of the National […]

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The Promotion of The Victim Mentality

by Izzy Kalman (December 2002) The Western World is moving in a dangerous direction – with good intentions, of course. In the interest of helping people, we are legislating policies that are anti-therapeutic and reduce individual responsibility for one’s actions. To prevent anyone from experiencing the misery of being a victim, we are unwittingly teaching […]

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