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The Source: Working Free From Intimidation | Dealing With Anger

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In the first segment:

This month Bradley Jones sued Texas state Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, her husband Sam and two other employees of Fred Fincher Motors in Houston, which the Harlesses own, for repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun over the course of 9 months for amusement.

While this is one dramatic instance of alleged workplace bullying, the acts of workplace intimidation and sabotage happen daily. According to a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, half of Americans have witnessed or been a victim of bullying in the workplace. Dr Gary Namie, executive director of the Workplace Bullying Institute,  joins us to talk about the research and the resources.

A survey put out in May in the Journal of Managerial Psychology showed that the political skill of workplace bullies often leads to their advancement in their fields.

Local psychotherapist and counselor Dr. Linda Kappus joins us and says she often sees patients who are experiencing workplace bullying in their daily lives.

In the second segment:


Anger can consume you, making it impossible to maintain relationships, hold a job, or function in society. Dr. Ephrem Fernandez edited "Treatments for Anger in Specific Populations," a new book on the subject of dealing with anger that comes out this month, and is a professor at UTSA. He joins us to talk about what the research shows and how people can deal with their anger.

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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