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ERIC Number: ED511527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-22
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Words Can Hurt, but ...
Stormon-Flynn, Mary
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Having a conscience and the ability to communicate verbal or non-verbal messages gives humans a great deal of power to express a broad range of emotions. We can then demonstrate our feelings to make an impression on the lives of those around us. Fortunately, our personal skills and available technological resources allow us to enhance lives and create a fulfilled life for ourselves, if we so wish. However, we also have the potential to make others feel as if they do not have a worthwhile place in society. In particular, we can use words to dishonor them. In researching this paper I sought to gain more insight into the minds of people who choose to bully and to remind people that thoughtless remarks don't just erase smiles or dull temperaments. They can cause lingering damage internally and externally. I would like to highlight the grave effects of repetitive insensitive comments on one's emotions and stress the importance of creating welcoming environments.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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