Dr. Sara Goldstein, Associate Professor in the Family Science and Human Development department, commented on bullying in schools for Montclair Local. Goldstein noted that overall, bullying itself hasn’t changed over time, yet more people are now aware of the effects of bullying on a child. Goldstein noted, “The research on bullying has also helped to highlight the devastating academic, social and psychological impacts of bullying. For examples, there is now awareness that victims of bullying are at an increased risk for challenges such as depression, anxiety, school avoidance, and suicidal ideation and behavior.”
Dr. Goldstein’s research focuses on the development of peer relationships and relational aggression during childhood, adolescence, and young childhood.