The word destabilisation can be applied to a wide variety of contexts such as attempts to undermine political, military or economic power. In a psychological context it is used as a technique in brainwashing and abuse to disorient and disarm the victim. For example, in the context of workplace bullying, destabilisation applied to the victim may involve:[1][2]

See also


  1. Rayner C, Hoel H, Cooper CL Workplace Bullying: What We Know, Who Is to Blame and What Can We Do? (2001)
  2. Peyton PR Dignity at Work: Eliminate Bullying and Create a Positive Working Environment (2003)

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