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When students become class bullies

August 3, 2010

The topic of student incivility on college campuses has not been exhaustively studied, but some recent surveys indicate that most professors can recount a moment when students have been excessively rude, threatened them, or even made them fear physical violence.

Claudia Lampman, a professor of psychology at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, who surveyed professors about the extent of student incivility, believes confrontation and incivility are now more common among students because the so-called millennials are focused on getting their own way and get upset when they don't. "This is the reality we live in now," she says.


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