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The Bullies Brain

Post by CanadaCraig » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:31 am

Hi Everyone!! :)

I hope you're OK.

According to a website article....

"Bullies brains may be hardwired to have sadistic tendencies."

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"An area of the brain associated with reward lit up in scans when aggressive boys watched a video of someone inflicting pain. Boys without a history of unusual aggression had no such response, the study in Biological Psychology found."

To all of that I say.... NONSENSE!!

It's putting the cart before the horse. OF COURSE a bullies brain is going to respond positively to viewing aggressive behavior. But that doesn't mean that the bully is a 'victim' of some sort of brain disorder.

If you compared the brain activity of people who smoke cigarettes and those who don't and had all of them view a film where people were smoking - would it be 'proof' that smoker's BRAINS are different because they responded more favourably to watching others smoke? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

The very fact that the study was performed by BIOLOGISTS might tell you something. Hmm..... is it just a coincidence that biologists found a biological connection?! Not likely.

But that's my opinion.

What do YOU think?!


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Re: The Bullies Brain

Post by VittorioCole » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:56 am

That's not a brain disorder, it's a trained brain reaction. You get pleasure out of it X amount of times, you're going to get pleasure out of it the next time, as well. Pavlov's bell theory and all. Even if it werer a brain disorder, it could be overcome, just like many, many other disorders can be. This is in no way an excuse for the actions of bullies.

Note: I did not read the entire article, I lightly skimmed it. I hope my reaction is still relevant.
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Re: The Bullies Brain

Post by Spitfire » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:17 am

I must agree with you both. I find the idea of considering bullying a brain disorder a bit ridiculous for all of the reasons stated above. If that can be a brain malfunction, then so can me wanting eggs instead of of pancakes for breakfast.
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