Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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White, S. G. 2010. Workplace Violence. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
“Workplace violence” typically conjures up images of mass murder by disgruntled employees. Broader definitions include other forms of aggression and a range of severity: threats, yelling and angry outbursts, bizarre communications, bullying, stalking, assaults, sabotage, and property damage. Workplace violence has varying impacts, including death and physical harm, fear and trauma, disruption and lost productivity, and employer liability.
- targeted violence;
- mass murder;
- threat assessment;
- threat management;
- workplace violence prevention