Toxic Research Environments: Dysfunctional Families?

The roles

The Enabler/Caretaker

The Hero

The Scapegoat (Problem Child)

The Lost Child

The tactics

Gaslighting

Sweet-talking

The Shifting Goalposts TM (a.k.a. extortion)

Threats and retribution

That was actually my idea

Volleying

Reward-and-punish cycle

Dividing and conquering

Wearing out

So what next?

References

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