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"Cool" Kids in Middle School Bully More, UCLA Psychologists Report

January 24, 2013

Jaana Juvonen Bullying, whether it's physical aggression or spreading rumors, boosts the social status and popularity of middle school students, according to a new University of California, Los Angeles, psychology study that has implications for programs aimed at combatting school bullying. In addition, students already considered popular engage in these forms of bullying, the researchers found. Full Story

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