Advancing Research on Bias-based Bullying and Intervention Approaches
Thursday, February 12, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
120 Clemens Hall (map), UB North Campus
Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
This is a free event, but registration is required (see below) by Tuesday, February 10.
~ Recipient of the 2013 Alberti Center Early Career Award ~
V. Paul Poteat, Ph.D.
Counseling and Developmental Psychology, Boston College
Despite general advances in school-based anti-bullying programs and policies, homophobic behavior and other forms of bias-based bullying remain a widespread concern. This presentation highlights emerging findings that show the exponentially negative effects of bias-based bullying, individual and contextual factors that contribute to its perpetuation, and research that suggests ways to counter this behavior and that could promote resilience among youth. Based on these findings, policy and programming implications will be discussed.