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Gary Namie is social psychologist and anti-workplace bullying activist from Bellingham, Washington. He is the director of the Workplace Bullying Institute.

Namie launched a national campaign against workplace bullying in Benicia, California in 1997 with his wife Ruth, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, after she was subject to harassment at work.[1][2] Namie has an AB from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and an MA in Research Psychology from San Francisco State University and a PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982.[3] Namie taught psychology and management at US colleges for two decades. He taught the first university course in the US on workplace bullying. He was also a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems. He was the expert witness in the nation's first "bullying trial" in Indiana with the verdict upheld by the state Supreme Court.[citation needed]

In 2007 and 2010 the Workplace Bullying Institute commissioned the polling firm Zogby International to conduct representative surveys of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying.[4] The survey reported that 1/3 of American workers have experienced workplace bullying. The Namies lobbied for a "Healthy Workplace Bill" sponsored by Kelli Linville in the House of Representatives to give employees the right to sue if harmed by an abusive workplace.[5]

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels and Snakes from Killing Your Organization. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-94220-8
  • The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009. ISBN 1-4022-2426-5.
  • BullyProof yourself at work!: personal strategies to stop the hurt. Gary Namie, Ruth Namie. Work Doctor, 1999. ISBN 0-9668629-5-3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. includeonly>Debare, Ilana. "Psychologists launch all-out war against bullies in the workplace", Deseret News, 25 October 1998. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  2. includeonly>Cox, Ana Marie. "Is Your Office Bullyproof?", Mother Jones Magazine, May–June 1999. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  3. (October 1982)Division Two. Teaching of Psychology 9 (3): 135–137.
  4. Namie, Gary and Ruth The 2007 WBI-Zogby Survey
  5. includeonly>Morris, Rebecca. ""Healthy Workplace Bill" would protect employees who feel the bite of a tormenting boss", Seattle Times, 20 January 2008. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.

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