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The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis

Social scientists must rigorously question the anti-bullying orthodoxy. Published on April 2, 2012 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying An Open Letter to Social Scientists Regarding: The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis My Dear Fellow Social Scientists: We are dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering and cherish scientific integrity […]

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Anti-Bully Laws Represent the Failure of Psychology

by Izzy KalmanMarch 16, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying There is something very few people understand. I’ve written about this before in my newsletters, but I’ve become acutely aware of it again thanks to many of the critical comments I’ve gotten to my Psychology Today blog entries. So many believe that people […]

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The True Meaning of the Golden Rule: Love Your Bullies

February 20, 2010 Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying The Golden Rule: It’s the ultimate, all-encompassing rule of morality, promoted by every religion and ethical system. Today, many anti-bullying organizations are touting the Golden Rule as the solution to bullying. However, as I will be explaining, very few people actually understand what it […]

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Three Cheers for the “Bully” Video Game

A Primer on the Psychology of Violent Entertainment by Izzy Kalman (September 2006) On August 1st, my wife and I were invited by Rockstar Games to a private screening of something very few people have laid their eyes on: the soon-to-be-released video game, “Bully.” What was my gut reaction? I would love to be the […]

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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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