Disrespectful Behaviours

@JCU Disrespectful Behaviours

Disrespectful Behaviours - November 4

College of Healthcare Sciences Seminar Series

Associate Professor Nerina Caltabiano

BA(Hons) PhD Grad Cert Tert Teaching FAPS


In this presentation I would like to showcases a number of studies from a social psychological perspective that I have conducted over the years which all tap into some aspect of disrespectful behaviours. The broad definition I am using is that disrespectful behaviour is an attack on the essence of a person’s self or a group’s sense of identity. This can range from being rude and discourteous to others vocally and emotionally, to more serious kinds of behavioural aggression. Such behaviours can cause anger or annoyance in others. Disrespectful behaviour threatens the well-being of individuals irrespective of where they are; be it within their homes, in their workplace or in the community.

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