Modifying Social Aggression in Schools
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The paper identifies aspects of subtle social aggression in the school environment that can make children and staff feel quite miserable and unsafe, and which will thus likely impair a child's capacity to learn, and a teacher's capacity to teach. Unaddressed power dynamics created by the interaction and attitudes of those in the social context are defined, and the interpersonal dynamics of the abdicating bystander described. A randomized controlled trial of an intervention for elementary schools is described briefly, which attempts to modify social aggression.
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- Modifying Social Aggression in Schools
Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies
Volume 5, Issue 2 , pp 211-222
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- social aggression
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- Author Affiliations
- 1. Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS
- 2. Psychiatry, University of Kansas School Medicine, Wichita, KS
- 3. Child & Family Center, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS
- 4. Psychoanalysis Unit, University College, London, England
- 5. Community Services Institute, Springfield & Boston, MA