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Frequency and Severity of Bullying Assignment
comments should contain a well-thought out response addressing the blog entry. You may choose to agree or disagree with the blogger, and support your viewpoint with an explanation and examples. You may choose to extend the discussion further and add additional links or topics that the blogger did not address. Your comments may include additional questions raised by the blog entry. To earn full credit, your comment must be at least 200 words in length and written using proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include APA-formatted citations for the textbook and any other sources you bring into the discussion.
FINAL SUMMARY OF BULLYING
Bullying is very real and is on the rise, from being in our schools, at work and even on the internet, I also think that for some people they are bullied in their own home either from a family member, or maybe even from a neighbor. I am dealing with bullying in my own family with my son and the fact of him being bullied at school, for the last several weeks in my research I have found many informative and shocking things about this behavior, this behavior is not just happening to kids but also to adults. I have learned that bullying affects everyone around the person being bullied; I know that with my son going through being bullied it has caused him as well as me much stress and frustration. It has affected his self esteem and self image.
Bullying family factor is “the frequency and severity of bullying is related to the amount of adult supervision that children receive bullying behavior is reinforced when it has no or inconsistent consequences. Additionally, children who observe parents and siblings exhibiting bullying behavior, or who are themselves victims, are likely to develop bullying behaviors. When children receive negative messages or physical punishment at home, they tend to develop negative self concepts and expectations, and may therefore attack before they are attacked bullying others gives them a sense of power and importance”. (Cohn & Canter 2003 Par.5)
“School factors because school personnel often ignore bullying, children can be reinforced for intimidating others. Bullying also thrives in an environment where students are more likely to receive negative feedback and negative attention than in a positive school climate that fosters respect and sets high standards for interpersonal behavior” (Cohn & Canter 2003 Par.5) In learning about this behavior I am dealing with this right now I am dealing with a few teachers who are telling my son to solve the problem himself, tells him that the bullying wouldn’t have happened if he had acted differently, they also ignore what is going on, or might tell my son to stop tattling, which by the way he was told to do from the principle.
In conclusion to the topic of bullying this behavior will probably never stop, because there will always be someone who feels the need to be dominate over another person, the only hope I have is that more people stand up to those who are bullying them it may or may not make a difference, but I know in my case I will continue to stop the bullying of my son.
Cohn A & Canter A (2003) Bullying Facts for Schools and Parents Retrieved on February 17, 2014 from
Much can be learned about the word Prejudice “Negative feelings towards persons based on their membership in certain groups” (Kassin, Fein, Markus, p155). The impact of being prejudice comes from being ignorant and fear of people. Also many Americans are prejudice in one way or another and this act comes in many forms. Some forms of prejudice come from hating a group of people because of their skin color or being jealous of someone just because they are wealthy. We identify most forms of prejudice in ways of racism or discrimination. In regards to racism, what I have learned is that “Economic statistics show that blacks as a group lag behind all other groups in income and other measures of wealth” (Bender & Leone, p17). Because of this, it hurts me to realize that blacks will never gain full equality. When it comes to discrimination I have learned that women continue to face wage discrimination. “Women earnings are still much lower than men’s because of the persistence of sex segregation and the legacy of discrimination” (Williams, p45). Times are changing but women will be paid less than their male teammate.
What was most disturbing about prejudice and discrimination is that it happens with all walks of life from the elderly to gays and lesbians. If lucky will one day live to see old age, most discrimination comes to elderly because of their status “people are targeting people with disabilities or disfigurement” (Kassin, Fein, Markus, p165). Ageism implies that as soon as a person can be described as old they are automatically considered to be of little value or slow, deaf or stupid and a burden on society. This doesn’t make it right to prey on the elderly. What kind of nation have we become? Another issue is that we are born a certain way that is god choice not ours and having a different preference in our partner make society look at these people as an outcast or different from most by being either gay or a lesbian, so how come people are looked down because of our preference? “Americans surveyed believe that homosexuality is morally wrong and about a third believe that gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should not be legal” (kassin, Fein, Markus, p165).
What I have learned is that we are a nation that judges a person or a group of people based on either looks or judge others based on our societies perceptions of them. Prejudice and discrimination is the root of all evil and hopefully we can all learn not to judge someone on looks or what they believe in, or act negatively towards others for the way they look, then and only then can we learn to get along and live together in peace and harmony.
Bender, D.(1996). Race Relations: Greenhaven Press Inc. San Diego, CA
Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus H.R. (2014). Social psychology (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Comment Questions(You may choose to agree or disagree No word count write with purrpose and details exapmles)
Melissa: I had a heart attack at 37 years-old; this was the most stressful time in my life. I do not think I could have come out of it, if I did not have the relationships I have. In that being said, it was stressful during that time because my mom who lives three hours away wanted to be with me. I did not know how bad my heart was and there was a severe ice storm coming in. My mom, who lives in northern Michigan, wanted to be with me, but I kept telling her I was alright and my boyfriend told her that I was in bad shape. There was an ice and snow storm happening. I kept telling her not to come, because I thought I was fine. No one wanted me to be alarmed so they did not tell me that the next 48 hours I could die, because my body could have shut down. So my mom was coming because she had this news. I was a wreck because I knew how bad the weather was. She reached the hospital six hours later this should have been a three hour drive. I am happy in the end that she came, but waiting for her was stressing me out and I was in heart failure at the time. I was in ICU for four days and ended up being in the hospital for a total of seven days. Social support is the helpful coping resources provided by friends and other people (Kassin, Fein, & H.R., 2011). While I was in the hospital, I had to talk to doctors and nurses myself and try to absorb everything they were saying. My boyfriend and mom were not helpful when it came time to know what I was supposed to do. This stressed me out because I felt like I had to know everything about my heart attack and did not really want to know. I think social support can be a detriment to one’s health, if the people who are your social support are acting against the person. Social support might have a paradoxical effect when people are hiding things from you. They did not give me all the information of my health. I tried to talk to the people around me and my boyfriend understood that he needed to be more involved in my treatment plan. This made it easier for us to communicate about everything that was related to my situation.
Williams, M.E. (2003) Discrimination: Greenhouse Press :Gale Learning Inc. Farmington Hills, MI
Conformity, persuasion, groupthink, social comparison, leadership, and attribution play all play a part in the jury deliberation when discussing a case. The most apparent happenings are conformity and groupthink however. Studies show that depending on the jury the same exact case can have several different outcomes. In one particular study it was found that in situations where the evidence was weak that people on the jury were more lenient towards the defendant if there were the same race. In cases where the evidence was stronger the jurors were harsher towards the defendant if they were the same race. It has also been recognized that if the jury was all the same race or a diverse group that it would impact the outcome of the verdict as well. The races and amount of each race on a jury have a direct impact on whether a defendant is found innocent or guilty. (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2014, p. 509)