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Bullying and Revenge Behaviors in Adolescents with Dr. Karin Frey
WhenTuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
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Revenge: Teenagers’ Efforts to Protect and Care for Others are Key to Their Identities as Good People

On Tuesday, February 18, The Whole U invites you to join Dr. Karin Frey for a special lecture about adolescents and school bullying from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building, room 250.

About Dr. Frey’s research and lecture:

This talk examines stereotypes about bullies and victims, and the role of revenge in later victimization. Much more common than violent revenge is the seemingly endless tit-for-tat drama that can occupy so much adolescent energy. The desire to defend someone is morally interesting because it combines efforts to take care of one person while simultaneously harming another. These teenagers are learning to be caregivers. Their efforts to protect friends from victimization are key elements of teenagers’ self-identities as competent, good people. When their actions fail to meet their own standards, youth are both self-critical and hopeful of improvement. This talk will dive into the relationship between bullying, revenge, and the persons adolescents are growing up to be.

About the instructor:

Karin Frey is a Research Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the College of Education. Her research focuses on contextual influences on revenge, helping behavior, self-identity and resilience. She is the PI of a study currently underway that examines the influences of friends, cultural norms, and perceived peer norms in a sample of Indigenous-, Mexican-, European-, and African-Americans (the latter both native born and immigrant). A complementary sample of Chinese- and Pakistani-Canadians is also being collected to assure representation from different types of honor, face, and dignity cultures. Other ongoing work compares the contributions of different types of classroom norms (prescriptive beliefs, observed behavior) to bullying and revenge in multilevel analyses.

Click here to learn more about Karin Frey and her research in our Spotlight feature.

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Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus roomHusky Union Building (HUB), room 250
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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