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8.1 Human relationships: social responsibility
Kitty Genovese – classic example of Bystander Effect
Bystander Effect – people watch girl being abducted
Baby Left in Car
New York Subway Hero (altruistic behaviour)
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.
8.2 Human relationships: interpersonal relationships p. 271-285
8.3 Human relationships: violence p. 286-301
Application in real life: Local news: Ringstorpsskolan i Helsingborg har blivit Olweus-certifierad
Ringstorpsskolan är den senaste i raden av våra skolor som blivit Olweus-certifierad.
Olweus är ett vetenskapligt utvärderat program mot mobbning och kränkande behandling. Alla skolor inom Kunskapsstaden Helsingborg arbetar med programmet och från och med våren 2011 arbetar alla med att få en Olweuscertifiering.
Resources on the web regarding Violence (domestic, gender, ethnic, youth, workplace, media…) : http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/crow/topicaggression.htm
Four key strategies for reducing the consequences of violence: http://www.scribd.com/doc/50601103/16/Four-key-strategies-for-reducing-the-consequences-of-violence
Discuss the effects of short‑term and long‑term exposure to violence (here bullying):
Kidscape´s study on long term effects of bullying ( the survey was devised by Olweus):
2011 Young People’s Cyber Life Survey:
According to Mark Dombeck, Ph.D, The Long Term Effects of Bullying (as well as short term effects) http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=13057
Taken from the link above: “The following list, culled from my reading on this subject, summarizes some of the effects bullying victims may experience:
In the short term:
- Anxious avoidance of settings in which bullying may occur.
- Greater incidence of illness
- Lower grades than non-bullied peers
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings (In one British retrospective bullying experiences survey I came across (of unknown scientific value), 20% of the sample attempted suicide secondary to having been bullied, whereas only 3% of participants who were not bullied attempted suicide).
In the long term:
- Reduced occupational opportunities
- Lingering feelings of anger and bitterness, desire for revenge.
- Difficulty trusting people
- Interpersonal difficulties, including fear and avoidance of new social situations
- Increased tendency to be a loner
- Perception of self as easy to victimize, overly sensitive, and thin-skinned
- Self-esteem problems (don’t think well of self)
- Increased incidence of continued bullying and victimization”
Understanding The Cycle Of Violence
ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2008): http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080924153505.htm