Tag Archives: toxic environments

Emotional Abuse in Academia

Academia can be a wonderful experience of learning and growth for some. However, for too many, it is an experience that leaves them damaged. Academic environments, much like relationships, can be toxic to those who are vulnerable, who do not know how to (or realize they have to) set boundaries, and do not have a support system that understands what they are going through. Emotional abuse is not uncommon in higher ed. institutions. Professors and advisers can be manipulative, abusive and sometimes bully their students with little to no recourse for those on the receiving end. Continue reading Emotional Abuse in Academia

Advertisements