Book details

Publication date: August 2020
Features: Bibliography, index
Keywords: social values, sociocultural expression, philosophical implications, regression, confrontation, modal imbalance, bureaupathology, interdependence, indecision, control, information manipulation, personality disorder, alienation, violence, retaliation, forgiveness, labelling, phylogenetic regression
Subject(s): PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior, PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health, Organizational Behaviour / Psychology, social values, sociocultural expression, philosophical implications, regression, confrontation, modal imbalance, bureaupathology, interdependence, indecision, control, information manipulation, personality disorder, alienation, violence, retaliation, forgiveness, labelling, phylogenetic regression, Psychology, Business, Occupational & industrial psychology, Organizational theory & behaviour
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Alexander Abdennur. Alexander Abdennur is the director of the Cognitive Centre of Canada. He worked as a researcher in criminal justice at federal research departments and taught at universities in Canada and abroad. He holds an MA in Criminology and a PhD in Education from the University of Ottawa and is the author of four academic books.

"Camouflaged Aggression is raw and fascinating with a quirky voyeuristic quality, like watching primates in a zoo. It is beyond sociology. It is entertaining."

Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

"A thorough, thoughtful, and incisive analysis of aggression in organizations and how to manage it. Abdennur's book should be required reading for all managers seeking to identify and resolve workplace conflicts."

—Warren Thorngate, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Carleton University

Introduction

1 | Three Faces of Aggression
Confrontational Aggression, Passive-Aggression, and Camouflaged Aggression
Definition of Aggression
Types of Aggression
Two Modes of Aggression
The Two Modes Are Qualitatively Different
The Two Modes Balance and Contain Each Other
Modal Shift as an Aggression-Reducing Technique
The Implications of the Model for Organizations
A Quantum Hypothesis
Displacement in Camouflaged Aggression
Multi-Directional Aggression
Resonance of Aggression
Warehousing of Aggression

2 | The Paradox of Modern Society
Bureaucracy
Bureaupathology
Modifications in Bureaucratic Structuring
Organizational Development and Camouflaged Aggression
Organizational Complexity
Interdependence of High-Tech Systems
Antisocial Aggression in Organizations
The Strategy of Camouflage
The Organizational Person as a Camouflaged Animal
A Paradox of Modern Life
Phylogenetic Regression
Ethical Regression
The Convergence on Injustice as a Form of Ethical Decline
Incivility as Ethical Decline
Machiavellian Management as Ethical Decline

3 | Patterns of Camouflaged Aggression
Indecision
Rigidity
Time Manipulation
Waiting as a Status Degradation Ceremony
Information Manipulation
Control by Overwork
Withdrawal
Inaccessibility
Non-interference
Entrapment
Random Kindness
Subordination via Sexualization
Undermining the Sense of Security
Ego Bashing
The Bureaucratic Vendetta
The Hydraulic Principle
The Hydraulics of Human Aggression
The Hydraulics of Camouflaged Aggression
Regressive Aggression
Self-Destructiveness in Organizations

4 | Camouflaged Aggression and Personality
Camouflaged Aggression and Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders
Camouflaged Aggression in “Normal” Personality Profiles
Personality Disorders and Voluntary Organizations
Personality Disorders and Political Organizations
Can Camouflaged Aggression Become Addictive?
The Impact of Camouflaged Aggression on Health
The Porcupine Entanglement
Diagnosing Personality Disorders by Means of a Balance Sheet

5 | Sociocultural Factors in Camouflaged Aggression
Alienation
Anomie
Learning and Cultural Transmission
Narcissistic Values
Cross-Cultural Values and Importation
Anti-Confrontation Values

6 | Prevention and Control of Camouflaged Aggression
Balancing the Two Modes
Balancing the Two Modes at the Conceptual Level
Confrontation IS the Ideal Strategy
Balancing the Two Modes at the Practical Level
Intervention Focusing on Abnormal Personality Functioning
Other Intervention Strategies
Combat Philosophy

Epilogue
Complexity, Camouflage, Entropy, and Explosive Violence
Complex Systems
Camouflaged Aggression as a Complex System
Entropy
Explosive Violence

Glossary
References
Index
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