Episode 005 - What can an individual do when you are being bullied at work?

In this concluding episode on the topic of workplace bullying, I share with you what an individual can do when being bullied at work. I touch on two coping strategies - emotion-focused and problem-focused. I will share with you another strategy based on the six processes from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This strategy focuses on psychological flexibility which helps bullied individuals to get unstuck from their residual psychological negative thoughts and emotions because of their workplace bullying experience.

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Some of the references shared in this episode are as follow:

Folkman, S., & Lazarus, R. S. (1985). If it changes it must be a process: A study of emotion and coping during three stages of a college examination. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 150–170. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.48.1.150

Hershcovis, M. S., Turner, N., Barling, J., Arnold, K. A., Dupré, K. E., Inness, M., . . .Sivanathan, N. (2007). Predicting workplace aggression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 228–238.
Penney, L. M., & Spector, P. E. (2005). Job stress, incivility, and counterproductive work behavior (CWB): The moderating role of negative affectivity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 777–796. 
Episode 005 - What can an individual do when you are being bullied at work?
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