Dr. Karen Kochel, an assistant research professor at Arizona State University’s School of Social and Family Dynamics, performed a longitudinal study examining rates of bullying and depression in children grades 4 through 6. In the study, children were monitored by parents and teachers for behavioral indicators of depression. Parents and teachers were also keeping track of instances of bullying, such as gossiping, verbal or physical altercations, and name-calling.In the study, Dr. Kochel found that depression was present BEFORE instances of bullying….

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