Dr. Idean Ettekal, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, researches those known as aggressive-victims. An aggressive-victim is someone who shows high rates of aggressive behavior to peers and, at the same time, is also the target of an aggression.
One in every four students is bullied. Most bullying happens in middle school and comes in the form of verbal and social bullying. Dr. Jamilia Blake, associate professor of school psychology, studies the causes and effects of bullying at school and its impact on victims.
The modern-day health education class is more than just the food pyramid and sex ed. Dr. Meagan Shipley, a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M, said hot-button issues like bullying and mental health are vital to school health education today.