Peer victimization & Bullying: What can parents do?

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Meredith Martin
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Start Date
6/1/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE Summer 18
Hours Per Week

What is the most effective thing a parent can do if they find out their middle schooler is being picked on or bullied? Do the same strategies work for different teens? What if mom and dad give different advice? How do parents decide what to do? Do parents draw on their own experiences of victimization when deciding how to support their teen? These are just some of the questions that will be explored.

Dr. Martin is looking for undergraduate students who are interested in applying for a SUMMER 2018 UCARE award to support their research experience on a project to determine what parents can do to best support their adolescent child when they experience peer victimization or bullying.

Students will work in a team to develop an independent research project around peer victimization, mental health, and the family. In addition, students will be trained and participate in recruitment, data collection, interviewing, and working directly with teens and families to complete this study. The study includes experimental tasks, interviews, and the assessment of physiological reactivity and stress. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates considering graduate school in developmental or clinical psychology, or a related field.

 There are currently ALSO positions available to participate in this research for course credit for Spring 2018. Contact Dr. Martin for more information.

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