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The “Perfect” Anti-Bully Law

by Izzy KalmanMarch 3, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying For years, I have been wondering why I am the only mental health professional in the world that has been warning the public against anti-bully laws. If these laws so obviously violate the psychological principles I learned, they must also violate the psychological […]

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Biased Researchers Fuel Bully Witch-Hunt–Part One

by Izzy KalmanJanuary 26, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying Both the general and the professional communities have been led to believe that the highest level of truth is to be found in peer-reviewed research journals. Our professional organizations have been informing us with increasing frequency that we need to follow research-based procedures. […]

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Time to End the Bully Witch-Hunt

by Izzy KalmanDecember 29, 2008Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying “You are entitled to a life in which everyone is always nice to you. If people repeatedly treat you badly, please don’t think it has anything to do with you or your behavior. If you feel bad, it is because of them, not […]

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On Freedom of Speech and Incitement to Violence

by Izzy Kalman (October 2007)I’m sure many of my readers wonder why I deal with political matters in a newsletter that is seemingly about psychological matters. The truth is that the separation between psychology and politics is an artificial one. All political actions are psychological actions because they involve human behavior. And while psychology is […]

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Psychology vs. Religion

by Izzy Kalman (October 2003) I had a strong religious upbringing. My parents sent me to yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish school) from first grade through high school. Had you asked me at the age of 9 what I want to be when I grow up, I would have answered, “a rabbi.” As I grew up and […]

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