Changing Perspective is Changing the System-Bullying as "Strong Situation"Mechthild Schäfer*, Klaus Starch, Manuel Stoiber and Hannes Letsch
Department Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bayern, Germany
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- Mechthild Schäfer
Department of Psychology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
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Received date: December 26, 2016; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 27, 2017
Citation: Schäfer M, Starch K, Stoiber M, Letsch H (2017) Changing Perspective is Changing the System-Bullying as “Strong Situation”. J Addict Res Ther 8:305. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000305
Copyright: © 2017 Schäfer M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
When asked individually, a majority of pupils perceive bullying as wrong, antisocial and pronounce the necessity to do something against it. However as part of their class nine out of ten are attributed a distinct role in the bullying process by peers. Moral knowledge or competence adds little to differentiate these bullying roles, but moral motivation does. Moral motivation and in special moral disengagement is linked to a context, to the class. It is argued, that bullying needs to be defined as a strong situation to overcome the effects of group-dynamics predicted by socialpsychology.