Our research examines how peer dynamics change and remain the same over time and how this plasticity and constancy relates to long-term psychosocial health. We are currently managing data collection for two projects and are still analyzing data and reporting findings from multiple ongoing projects.
Parent Responses to Peer Victimization
The Parent Responses to Peer Victimization Study is a Alabama Cooperative Extension Service funded study that seeks to better understand how parents and their children talk about experiences of bullying and how to handle them. Learn more >
Friendship Hero Project
The Friendship Hero Project is an NIH-funded study testing a theory-based school-based anti-bullying intervention in schools in Alabama. Learn more >
NDSU Youth Development Study
The NDSU Youth Development Study was a longitudinal data collection effort that followed elementary school students in rural North Dakota and Minnesota for two years and examined trends of peer aggression, victimization, popularity, classroom management, and other predictors of student psychosocial health.
Undergraduate Facebook Reactions Study
The Undergraduate Facebook Reactions study examined the reactions of college undergraduates to suicidality disclosed in a Facebook status update during an in-vivo task and informed our understanding of the ways in which social media can be used in peer-to-peer suicide prevention.