Tag Archive: relational aggression

Aug 2 2019

CHOP Psychologists Aim to Enhance Classroom Culture From the Inside Out

By Jillian Rose Lim

For many girls, middle school comes with more challenges than just tests, tryouts, and tough grades. While the best of friendships can develop during the preteen years, it’s also a period prone to “mean girl” culture as gossip, rumors, and bullying abound.

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Dec 2 2015

Educational Intervention Decreases Mean Girls’ Relational Aggression

Mean_GirlsRelational aggression, such as using gossip and social exclusion to harm others, is all too common among preadolescent and adolescent girls. A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that educational interventions including problem-solving skills and leadership opportunities can help, with lasting effects.

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