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February 26, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Bullies May Bully To Climb The Social Ladder

February 26, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Teenagers who bully may be using aggression as a technique to climb the social ladder. Research from UC Davis published recently in the American Journal of Sociology found that teens who harass, bully or victimize their peers don’t always do this due to an unhealthy home environment or due to psychological problems, but out of a desire to strategically move up in a school’s social hierarchy. [More]

February 2, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Do Teens React When They See Their Immigrant Peers Being Bullied?

February 2, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Child Development looked at how non-immigrant children respond when immigrant children are bullied. "This study examined how adolescents react to bias-based bullying of immigrant and non-immigrant peers," study author, Secil Gonultas told us. "We were interested in learning more about when and why adolescents are willing to intervene when they see others being bullied. [More]

August 20, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Parents And Teachers Can Stop Bullying This Coming School Year

August 20, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Bullying is something parents worry about throughout the school year. You don't want your cyild to be bullied or have your child do any kind of bullying. Now, a new study, titled, Understanding the relationship between youths’ belonging and bullying behavior: An SEM Model, recently published in the journal of Educational and Child Psychology, showed that school belonging and family belonging have a significant direct and indirect relationship with student bullying behavior. [More]

August 6, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Do Infants Have Empathy?

August 6, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Why would it matter if infants displayed empathy? “Empathy is defined as the ability to understand the emotion of others, and share in those emotions, while maintaining a self-other distinction,” Florina Uzefovsky, of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, told us. “As can be understood from the definition, empathy is basic and central in all social communication. This ability allows us to interact with others, to better understand their motives and actions, and to engage in meaningful social relationships.” [More]

January 8, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Reveals Chronic Bullying Changes Brain Structure And Leads To Anxiety In Teens

January 8, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new European study recently published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry is the first to show that chronic peer victimization, otherwise known as bullying, during adolescence, changes the brain structure of teens, making them more susceptible to developing anxiety. The findings are part of the IMAGEN project, a longitudinal study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine links between mental illness and adolescent brain development. [More]

August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Cyberbullying: The New Era of Bullying That Affects Us All

August 30, 2016 00:02 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]

February 25, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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Canada Blushes "Pink Shirt Day": Bullying Awareness

February 25, 2015 20:18 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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February 25th. Anti-Bullying Day in Canada has been coined "Pink Shirt Day". Throughout many communities in Canada yesterday people saw pink! From the Starbucks Barista to the bank teller, the country took a stand against bullying. Mostly, the emphasis on bullying and its effects was directed toward the bullying that takes place in schoolyards. [More]