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Shining a Light on Peer Victimization

An unhappy teenage boy being gossiped about by school friends.

Victimization happens when a person is on the receiving end of cruel or unjust treatment.

According to a Science Daily article, “researchers estimate that as many as 75% of children and youth report experiencing some sort of peer victimization, with 10 to 15% experiencing more severe and prolonged victimization."

Dr. Leslie Echols, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, focuses her research on peer victimization, specifically among middle school and early adolescent youth. She  discusses her current research and new project starting in spring 2020.

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