Bullying Essay

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Name: David Fletcher Class: Introduction to Psychology Day: Mon/Wed 12:30 – 3:20 Instructor: Ammeter, Tammy L Assignment: Emotion and Motivation Research Article Due Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Emotion and Motivation Are the Competent Morally Good? Perspective Taking and Moral Motivation of Children Involve in Bullying Key Terms: Bully: someone uses coercion or inflicts abuse to affect others habitually creating an imbalance of power. Victim: a person who is deceived, cheated or injured by force Bully-Victim: one who displays both characteristics of the bully and the victim Pro-social behavior: behaviors carried out with the intentions to help others Perspective taking: understanding the content of how a situation looks from the others point of view Social Learning theory: the role of cognition in motivation and the importance of expectations in shaping behavior Dispositional forces: internal factors Situational factors: external factors “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Niccolo Machiavelli They’re pretty, popular and feared by most. Stealth in their efforts they use strategic measures in manipulation to stay on top of the social ladder. Sweet on the outside but pure evil on the inside, these girls feed on the weaknesses of their peers. They chew them up and spit them out without even breaking a nail. The hit movie ‘Mean Girls’ gave a grand display of the hierarchy existing in schools since the beginning of time. It is present in every high school from east to west and spanning every country across the world. Unfortunately bullying is a practice we’re all too familiar with. It lacks boundaries and discrimination, finding its way in all societies and social consortiums. It’s not limited to just high-school, girls or the typical bullying agenda the

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