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Prof delves into why youth engage in cyberbullying

Alexander T. Vazsonyi

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Lexington, Ky.

Research on cyberbullying among young people led by University of Kentucky faculty member Alexander T. Vazsonyi yielded some interesting insights on this form of deviant behavior, with correlation to traditional or 'playground' bullying.

Published recently in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, the article by Vazsonyi and colleagues from the Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, examined the effects of low self-control on cyberbullying, which basically is the use of personal computers and other digital devices to victimize others or to be victimized.

 

Vazsonyi, who joined the UK faculty in August 2011, is the John I. and Patricia J. Buster Endowed Professor of Family Studies in the Department of Family Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture.  He also directs UK's Adolescent Development Lab and serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Early Adolescence.  In addition, Vazsonyi holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
 

For the entire news release, click here.

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