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|Title||The Dark Side of Mentoring: Explaining Mentor-on-Mentee Aggression|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||McClelland, Richard T.|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Philosophy|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
Recently available social scientific evidence suggests strongly that harmful aggressive behavior by mentors aimed at their mentees is a common occurrence in such relationships. This paper seeks to characterize such aggression and to account for its persistence by means of confluence of three etiological perspectives: ethological (mentoring as a form of "alloparenting" and as a form of coalition building), broadly evolutionary (aggression as a form of "handicap" attaching to the bonds that constitute mentoring coalitions), and psycho-dynamic (MOMA as a function of "normal narcissism"). The net result is that MOMA is an 'expectable' feature of most mentoring relationships.
Cover Date: Spring 2009.Source Info: 23(1), 61-86. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 43-4. Subject: AGGRESSION; DECEPTION; ETHICS; EVOLUTION; MENTORING. Update Code: 20100311.