Behaving badly: aversive behaviors in interpersonal by Robin M Kowalski

By Robin M Kowalski

Univ. of Cullowhee, NC. Examines the darkish aspect of interacting with others. Discusses why it truly is tough to take care of pleasurable kin and the way family may be style and likewise act like 'jerks.' issues hide teasing, incompetence, betrayal, infidelity, sabotage, gossiping, and swearing. For clinicians and social scientists.

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Thus, the results that follow should be treated as a suggestive snapshot of impropriety rather than a definitive exposition of the relative frequencies of these events in modern life. The various events we observed fell into two broad classes. The first of these included actions of individuals who were not involved in contingent interactions with the observer (or anyone else) at the time. These were public actions, obviously, but many of their authors had no idea they were being observed. A solitary driver vigorously but absent-mindedly picking his nose at a stoplight was an exemplar of such cases.

Each involved the obnoxious misuse or mishandling of one’s person or the surroundings. Control of One’s Body People who distressed others by picking scabs or their noses, squeezing pimples, scratching their genitals, passing gas, burping, or otherwise misbehaving with their bodies in public places were said to have exerted inappropriate control of themselves. Representative examples included these accounts: A little boy that goes to my church is always picking his nose and eating what he picks.

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