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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

The Bullying Epidemic: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Interventions

The presentation concerns the topic of bullying. It consists of a broad overview of bullying, including the different types of bullying and victimization. The psychological profile of both a bully and a victim is included in the presentation, focusing specifically on common personality traits and behavioral characteristics found in these individuals. Personality and mental health problems associated with bullies and victims are also included. The predisposing risk factors that may cause individuals to develop personality traits consistent with that of a bully and a victim are discussed. Additionally, the effects of bullying on both a bully and a victim are included. Specifically, the relationship between bullying behaviors, psychiatric disorders, and criminality in later life is discussed, as well as the mental health implications a victim is likely to experience. Lastly, the presentation will propose preventative measures and interventions professionals in the community can implement in an effort to combat bullying.

Presenter: Kerrie Keenahan (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Honors Program
Location: 103 Edwards
Time: 9:15 am (Session I)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.