How Sociopaths Destroy Good Teachers: The Invisible Threat to Education

Author: Popp, Jerome A.
Year:2015
Pages:212
ISBN:1-4955-0417-4
978-1-4955-0417-4
Price:179.95
This book is an important piece of work to challenge the culture of bullying in schools and universities. It analyzes the presence of sociopathic individuals, their desire to bring psychological harm to others and an effective early warning system to alert those who will encounter this kind of destructive personality in the work place.

Reviews

“Popp’s theory is presented within a neuroscientific and social psychological framework. This book reviews the literature and provides a comprehensive overview of ideas relating to the bullying or ‘mobbing’ of teachers including a valuable analysis of the ideas of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen…The style of this book was descriptive and easy to visualize and identify with. It was illustrated throughout with examples and this made it easy to follow as the concept was explored in greater depth.”
-Dr. Sally Halsall,
The Open University

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Problem: Sociopathic Educators
Additional Explanations Required
Overview of Chapter
Further Reading; Reports of Teacher Abuse
1. Social Intelligence and Good Teaching
A Changing Conception of Teaching
What is Empathy?
Teachers as Empathizers
Levels of Empathizing
Significant Conclusions
References
2. Enemies of Empathy
Introduction
Empathy Abused
Apaths in the Classroom
Sociopathic Teachers
Sympathy Seeking
Empathy and Cognitive Functioning
Positives and Negatives of Enthusiasm
Empathy and Professional Ethics
Chapter Summary
References
3. High-Status Teachers are Targets
Introduction
Intra-versus Inter-Institutional Status
Factors Producing High Group Status
Low-Status Compensation in Teaching
Failure of the Apple-Buying Strategy
Chapter Summary
References
4. Why Good Teachers Leave Teaching
Introduction
Faculty Composition
Systemizing
Empathizing, Systemizing and Teaching Ability
Empathic-Systemizers in Teaching
Cosmopolitan versus Local Distinction
The Erroneous Threat Hypothesis
What is Mobbing?
Chapter Summary
Reference
5. Methods and Techniques of Sociopaths
Methods of Teacher Removal
Stealth versus Public Attacks on Teachers
The Fourth Source of Stress
Researching Sociopathic Activity
Chapter Summary
References
6. Sociopathy and Educational Administrators
Introduction
Why Do They Abuse Their Teachers?
Administrators as Sociopaths
Sociopathic Manipulation of Administrators
Good Teachers are Targets
The Role of Educational Administrators
Chapter Summary
References
7. Principles of Self Defense
Introduction
Emotional Consequences of Victimization
Three Serious Mistakes that Attacked Teachers Make
Who can help?
When a Sociopath Joins an Existing Faculty
Teacher Joins a Sociopath-Controlled Faculty
References
8. Epilogue: The Tenacity of Hope
Increasing the Awareness of Teacher Abuse
Index
Author’s Index