OUR MISSION: To provide methods of prevention and intervention in hazing; to explain the psychology of hazing in high school, college, the military, and the workplace. Educational information is included for use in anti-hazing initiatives among fraternities, sororities, teams, and other groups.
What is hazing? Hazing is a process, based on a tradition that is used by groups for discipline and to maintain the hierarchy (i.e., a pecking order).
Where does hazing occur? Hazing occurs in middle and high schools, as well as in colleges, the military and on the job. It occurs all over the United States and throughout the world.
Who is involved in hazing? All kinds of people are hazed. Hazing is not a function of race. Hazing is not a function of socioeconomic class. Hazing occurs among people of all educational levels.
When does hazing happen? Hazing occurs throughout the year, though there is often an increase at the beginning of the semester and at the beginning of an athletic season.
How Has Hazing Changed? In the past ten years, hazing has become more violent, more humiliating, and more sexual. Hazardous hazing is a virus that has attacked our youth and is spreading quickly.
Dr. Lipkins, a psychologist for 25 years, has interviewed everyone involved in a hazing, including victims, bystanders and perpetrators. She has also studied the families, coaches and communities which have been affected by hazing. As an author and speaker, Lipkins illustrates why hazing survives, how it is transmitted, and what you can do to stop it.
Please contact her for interviews, speaking engagements, to share your story or to ask questions.
Dr. Susan Lipkins
14 Vanderventer Avenue, Suite 147
Port Washington, NY 11050
Appearances by Dr. Lipkins
Oprah, Dr. Phil, Katie, and more...
WOSU Public Radio
October 5, 2017
September 29, 2017
Hazing at Wheaton and Bucknell College
Outside The Lines (OTL)
September 20, 2017
Texas Public Radio
May 5, 2017
May 2, 2017
April 19, 2017
The Post and Courier
April 16, 2017
April 15, 2017
April 8, 2017
The New York Times
March 3, 2017
February 8, 2017
December 8, 2016
December 2, 2016
November 17, 2016
USA Today High School Sport
November 10, 2016
November 9, 2016
October 17, 2016
USA TODAY High School Sports
September 19, 2016
See Dr. Lipkins in an ESPN special: Hazing: the hidden horrorTues. Sept. 13 @ 10pm on ESPNSeptember 1, 2016
August 28, 2016
Across America Patch
August 30, 2016
The NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention
Hazing: What it Is, Why it matters, the Legal Impact on Schools and Students
NJ Law Center, Rutgers University
August 11, 2016
See more interviews and appearances on realpsychology.com