Possible Next Steps in APA’s Civility Efforts: Moving from Civility to Hospitality, Solidarity, and to Kinship
American Board of Professional Psychology
Much has been written and discussed about the deterioration of civility and the quality of thoughtful and polite social discourse in our society and culture (e.g., Porath, 2016; Porath & Pearson, 2013). The lack of civility stretches well beyond partisan politics which seems to get much press attention. Unfortunately, challenges with increased incivility can be found wherever people gather. Incivility seems to be the new norm. No organization, institution, or group is immune from problems associated with an increased incidence of incivility within their ranks. Sadly, even psychologists, who one would think would not have any problems with incivility, in fact have had significant problems in this area.
Plante, T. (2019). Possible Next Steps in APA’s Civility Efforts: Moving from Civility to Hospitality, Solidarity, and to Kinship. The Specialist 44:23-26.