LAB MEMBERS PRESENT RESEARCH AT AERA DIVISION E BUSINESS MEETING
Doctoral students in the lab presented their work at the Division E Business Meeting of the 2017 annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Chaired by Division E Vice President, Dr. Melissa Holt, the business meeting was an opportunity for graduate students to pitch their work in the annual seed grant competition and share research results at the graduate student poster session.
Katharine (Katie) Parodi presented a poster on the prosocial behaviors study conducted with undergraduate Francesca Menallo: “Children’s and Early Adolescents’ Perceptions of Kindness in School Environments.” Rachel Oblath presented on: “Power Dynamics in Youth Bullying,” and Chelsey Bowman presented on: “Sexual Violence Prevention: Engaging Male Student Athletes” during the seed grant talks. Congratulations to the student researchers!
RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS PRESENT RESULTS OF COLLEGE STUDY AT AERA CONFERENCE
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference featured a symposium co-chaired by Drs. Green and Holt: “From Start to Finish: A Four-Year Study of College Student Victimization and Bystander Behavior.”
Presentations from researchers included talks on: stability in retrospective self-reports of childhood peer victimization (Rachel Oblath, Susan Kong, Melissa Holt, Jennifer Greif Green); longitudinal association between childhood bullying victimization and mental health in college students (Javier Guzman, Jennifer Greif Green, Emily Hurd, Rachel Oblath); victimization exposures prior to and during college: effects on mental health and sexual risk-taking (Melissa Holt, Chelsey Bowman, Katharine Parodi); and predictors of party bystander behaviors among college students (Chelsey Bowman, Melissa Holt). Congratulations to the team on your efforts!
DRS. GREEN & HOLT PRESENT TEDx TALK
Drs. Jennifer Greif Green and Melissa Holt presented on “Bullying: Using Methods to Enhance Schools” as part of a TEDx event this spring. Sharing their research findings and dispelling common myths on bullying and mental health, they discuss practical applications for educators facing bullying in schools. Congratulations, Drs. Green and Holt!
The TEDx talk can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0btW1pJeHA
CHELSEY BOWMAN’S RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Chelsey Bowman’s research on bystander prevention was recently highlighted on the Boston University Research website: https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/bystander-intervention/
Chelsey’s research has been funded by the NCAA and Boston University School of Education. Congratulations, Chelsey!
RESEARCH TEAM’S SYMPOSIUM ACCEPTED TO 2017 APS CONFERENCE
Hearty congratulations to Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention research lab members for their symposium acceptance at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) annual convention. Doctoral student, Rachel Oblath, and Dr. Jen Green will co-chair the session: “Measuring Social and Emotional Challenges and Student Well-Being in K-12 Schools.” Great job, all!
RESEARCH TEAM’S SYMPOSIA ACCEPTED TO 2017 APA CONFERENCE
Congratulations to Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention Lab team members on acceptance of two symposia at the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention! Drs. Jen Green and Melissa Holt will co-chair the symposium: “School-Based Supports for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems” as part of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) Program at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Dr. Holt will chair a session accepted to the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) on “Predictors of and Outcomes Related to Sexual Violence: Implication for Prevention.” Congrats, all!
CHELSEY BOWMAN AWARDED NCAA GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Chelsey Bowman was awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Graduate Student Research Grant for her study entitled, “Bystander Behaviors Related to Potential Sexual Assault: Individual and Contextual Predictors Among Student-Athletes.” Congratulations, Chelsey!
Sexual violence is a major problem on college campuses. To combat sexual violence, bystander training has been identified as a primary prevention strategy. The NCAA has highlighted student-athletes as potential key bystanders on campuses. However, no evidence-based bystander programs exist to specifically train male and female student-athletes despite research indicating that student-athletes may differ from their non-athlete peers in terms of attitudes and willingness to intervene. To address this gap, this study will investigate individual and contextual predictors of student-athletes’ willingness to intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence, which will inform bystander training programs geared toward student-athletes. https://www.bu.edu/sed/doctoral-student-chelsey-bowman-receives-ncaa-grant-to-research-student-athlete-bystander-intervention/
RESEARCH TEAM’S SYMPOSIUM ACCEPTED TO 2017 AERA CONFERENCE
Congratulations to Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention Lab team members on acceptance of their symposium at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting! Drs. Jen Green and Melissa Holt will co-chair the symposium:“From Start to Finish: A Four-Year Study of College Student Victimization and Bystander Behavior” at the annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas this April.
EMILY HURD PRESENTS POSTER AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY UROP SYMPOSIUM
Undergraduate researcher, Emily Hurd, presented her poster on: “Identification of Internalizing Problems in Students with Autism: Implications for Teachers” at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Researcher Symposium at Boston University. Emily was mentored in the lab by Dr. Jennifer Green, and joined by graduate team members, Javier Guzman and Rachel Oblath.
EMILY HURD WINS OUTSTANDING STUDENT RESEARCHER AWARD
Congratulations to Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention Lab undergraduate researcher, Emily Hurd, on her well-deserved Outstanding Student Researcher Award from Boston University’s UROP! Emily’s research over the summer focused on: “Identification of Internalizing Problems in Students with Autism: Implications for Teachers.” Kudos, Emily!
Jen Green and Melissa Holt co-chaired a symposium – New Directions in Research on Bullying and Homophobic Behavior – at the annual AERA conference held in Chicago this April. Presentations from lab members focused on the role of forgiveness in buffering against mental health problems among adolescents who have been bullied (Cong Zhang, Javier Guzman, Melissa Holt); the extent to which vocational aspirations among youth are associated with bullying involvement (Chelsey Bowman, Jennifer Greif Green, Melissa Holt, Meredith Richter, Gerald Reid); and the degree to which previously bullied college youth are at increased risk for hazing on university campuses (Gerald Reid, Alexandra Campione, Jennifer Greif Green).
BULLYING AND SEXUAL RISK TAKING
Melissa Holt and Gerald Reid, along with their co-authors (Alana Vivolo, Joshua Polanin, Kristin Holland, Sarah Degue, Jennifer Matjasko, and Misty Wolfe) had an article published in Pediatrics focused on the link between bullying and sexual risk taking. The study was highlighted in a number of media outlets, including US News and World Report.
DR. GREEN RECEIVES THE 2014 EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS TO BULLYING PREVENTION
Dr. Green has received the 2014 Early Career Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Bullying Abuse Prevention, presented by the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. The Early Career Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Bullying Abuse Prevention recognized Green for her exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy. For more information, visit http://gse.buffalo.edu/ALBERTICENTER.
DR. GREEN’S RESEARCH IS FEATURED ON FOX NEWS
On June 3, 2014 Dr. Green discussed research she conducted with Dr. Jon Comer and colleagues on the effects of the Boston Marathon bombings on children. Study findings were published in Pediatrics (Comer et al (2014)). To watch the video of Dr. Green, please click on: Marathon study – Fox 25 – Jen
PRESENTATIONS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (MPA) CONFERENCE
Cong Zhang presented findings from a qualitative investigation on college adjustment among first year college students who had been exposed to past bullying victimization. She won the MPA student award for this poster presentation.
AMANDA DIMEO AWARDED FUNDING THROUGH BU’S UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (UROP)
Amanda Dimeo, who has been a research team member for the past three years, was awarded UROP funding for the Fall 2013 semester. She plans to use the college bullying data to address the following question: “Does LGBTQ status moderate the association between bullying and depression/anxiety among first-year college students?” She hypothesizes that LGBTQ students who have been bullied are more likely to be depressed/anxious upon entry to college and during spring semester of their first year than non-LGBTQ students who have been bullied.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION, AUGUST 2013
FACULTY AND STUDENTS PRESENT AT THE 2013 AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE.
Members of the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab organized a symposium focused on college adjustment among previously bullied students. Melissa Holt, Cong Zhang, Dorothy Espelage, and Paul Poteat presented a paper titled: “Associations between bullying and other victimization exposures among college students.” Gerald Reid and Melissa Holt co-authored a paper titled: “Bullying: Associations with college adjustment.” Finally, Jill Sharkey, Erika Felix, and Jennifer Green presented a paper on: “Retrospective reports on bullying: The California Bully Victimization Scale.”
MEETING WITH RESEARCHERS FROM JAPAN.
On March 4th Drs. Holt, Green, and Howard welcomed a group of visitors from Japan who recently received a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education to study child abuse and neglect. The researchers were interested in finding out more about how child abuse and neglect is addressed within U.S. schools and how teachers specifically are trained to deal with the issue. Dr. Holt also presented findings from two studies that highlighted connections between child abuse and neglect and bullying.
@SED ALUMNI MAGAZINE ARTICLE.
Drs. Green and Holt were interviewed about bullying for the Boston University @SED Fall 2012 Alumni Magazine. The article, Too Cruel for School, can be accessed through this linked PDF.
STUDENTS AWARDED FUNDING THROUGH BU’S GRANTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP.
Two undergraduate research team members, Kimberly Doherty and Amanda Cavagnero, were awarded funding for Spring 2013 through the BU Grants for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarship (GUTS) program. The awards will provide stipends to Kimberly and Amanda to assist with grant writing.
MEETING WITH SOUTH KOREAN DELEGATION.
On November 7th Drs. Holt and Green and Associate Dean of Research Dr. Solberg welcomed a group of visitors from South Korea who were interested in finding out more about bullying and initiatives through the Boston University School of Education. Members of the Korean Delegation included representatives from the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and researchers from the National Youth Policy Institute. Additional attendees included student members of the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab and Dr. Renee Johnson from the Boston University School of Public Health.