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Political Duels at Work? Baylor Expert Gives 9 Tips to Keep the Peace

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Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings.

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Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development for Sexual-Minority Youth

When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development—and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found.

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Students with Influence Over Peers Reduce School Bullying by 30 Percent

Curbing school bullying has been a focal point for educators, administrators, policymakers and parents, but the answer may not lie within rules set by adults, according to new research led by Princeton University. Instead, the solution might actually be to have the students themselves, particularly those most connected to their peers, promote conflict resolution in school.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Teaching Problem-Solving and Leadership to Young Urban African-American Girls Reduces Their Relational Aggression

A new study from the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that educators, particularly in urban schools, should teach elementary school-aged girls problem-solving skills and provide them leadership opportunities as a way to reduce their relational aggression.

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Texas A&M Professor's Research Highlights Different Sides To Bullying

How parents and schools handle bullying situations could have significant effects on children, says Jamilia Blake, associate professor of school psychology at Texas A&M University, who has studied the causes and effects of bullying and its impact on victims.

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ADHD Meds May Be a Prescription for Bullying

Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan study found.

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Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

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Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it’s not only the victims who could be at risk psychologically, but also the bullies themselves.

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'Boys Will Be Boys' and 'She Just Likes Him' Wrong Approach to Bullying, Expert Says

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Educational psychologist Patricia Hawley, who researches bullying, power and aggression, led a workshop for 120 student teachers discussing how to recognize bullying and what to do about it when they see it.

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“Adult Bullying – a Nasty Piece of Work” Sheds Light on Workplace Bullying and What to Do About It

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From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, North Dakota State University, Fargo, has researched the topic of workplace bullying for more than a decade. Her book, “Adult Bullying – A Nasty Piece of Work: Translating a Decade of Research on Non-Sexual Harassment, Psychological Terror, Mobbing and Emotional Abuse on the Job," explains what workplace bullying is; how much of it occurs; what individuals can do; and how organizations can address it.

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National Communication Association Announces New Digital Repository of Anti-Bullying Research and Resources

The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the launch of the NCA Anti-Bullying Digital Repository, providing access to the valuable work that the nation’s Communication scholars have done to help others understand and stop social aggression. The launch of the new repository marks the beginning of National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Is It Cyberbullying? Parents’ Views Differ on How Schools Should Respond

Cyberbullying? 1 in 5 parents say students who post online rumors about sex should be referred to police.

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Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?

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College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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New Study Explores Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication Association’s Communication Monographs reveals specific online conditions under which witnesses to cyberbullying are likely (or unlikely) to intervene in defense of a victim.

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Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful to Kids Than Traditional In-Person Harassment, Study Finds

Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it's likelier to be of shorter duration and not involve significant power imbalances, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Bullying: What We Know Based on 40 Years of Research

A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future research.

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Bullied Girls, but Not Boys, Benefit From Mom's Support

Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others.

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What Makes a Child Feel Unsafe in Their Neighbourhood?

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Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine, a children’s hospital.