@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.