The Psychological Theories Of Bullying Essay

1002 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
particularly unjust, as he/she is merely struggling to find his/her potential in life. The psychologist can also determine the crux of the problem by examining whether or not certain defence mechanisms are being employed with respect to cultural, societal, and personal aspects; both displacement and projection are common mechanisms among bullies, as these individuals have a tendency to displace their emotions onto someone else while contemporaneously attributing their aggressive behaviour onto others (Haskings-Winner et al. 60). Finally, archetypes, such as particular models of people and behaviours, can influence the actions of bullying vividly, as many ideas and instincts present within the unconscious mind are common to our ancestors and inherited (Haskings-Winner et al. 61). Depending on the circumstances, some of these universal aspects may be expressed more profoundly, which may influence negative behaviours; in the case of bullying, some of these archetypes may unconsciously motivate an individual to bully someone else in the first place (for example, a common archetype among men entails the facet of power) (Haskings-Winner et al. 61). Consequently, a male bully may be intimidating others due to the fact that he has experienced experiences in the past that have left him powerless, such as a divorce between his parents, while in the present and future, he wishes to express this previous dearth of power more explicitly by abusing others. Another archetype, the…

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