It's a fascinating story about a social psychology concept called "Noncomplimentary behavior" - deliberately NOT matching the tone/intent/intensity of messages aimed at us. Noncomplimentary behaviors may help defuse negative situations. As far as I know this idea isn't in intro. psych. textbooks yet, but high school students will find it fascinating, and it may be very relevant (and useful) in their lives.
- "Flip the Script" - The Invisibilia story (note - includes a story about violence - preview before sharing with students!)
- Youtube video (connected to the Invisibilia story above)
- Great post from Sue Frantz about noncomplimentary behaviors
posted by Rob McEntarffer