Office of Research Services November podcast: Bullying


BrockUResearch: Consider This is a monthly podcast series launched Sept. 25 by the Office of Research Services and co-produced with Brock University’s radio station, CFBU.

Each month, our researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.

Hosted by Mike Saunders, the podcast departs from the traditional question-and-answer approach. Our researchers – typically from different departments and disciplines – sit at the table and discuss and debate the issue with one another, each adding their unique piece of the puzzle.

November’s podcast is: Bullying – from classroom to workplace.


Many of us grew up in an era where children beating each other up in the schoolyard or calling each other names was chalked up to, well, just being a kid.

Likewise, water cooler gossip by colleagues and disparaging words from a volatile boss were put up with because, well, it’s a job, he’s the boss and I need the money.

In most cases, victims of bullying were advised to “suck it up” or learn how to “fight back.”

Zopito Marini, professor in Child and Youth Studies, and Lisa Barrow, assistant professor in the Goodman School of Business who specializes in workplace bullying, discuss how our awareness and understanding of bullying has changed, along with how to deal with it.

The podcast is being aired in the same month as a public forum is scheduled to be held at Brock.

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