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Tackling Bullying and Promoting Friendships in Middle Schools Part Two
The middle school years are often tough for many children and bullying incidents peak in middle school.
Last week on the Missouri State Journal, psychologist Dr. Leslie Echols highlighted her current research focus on bullying and victimization, particularly among middle school students. She also talked about Powering Up, her joint research project with Dr. Sandra Graham from University of California – Los Angeles. It’s made possible by a grant of about half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation.
Echols, an associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, addresses the key goals of Powering Up.