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Frey Publishes New Research on Varying Gratitude Responses by Peer Intervention and Social Norms

Posted: 8/29/2023 (CSDE Research)

A new article published by CSDE Affiliate Karin Frey, and co-authors, in the School Psychology Review discusses how the gratitude youth feel after different types of bystander action may depend on which behaviors are most congruent with personal beliefs. In this study, 264 ethnically diverse adolescents (African, European, Mexican-American, and Indigenous) from the Pacific Northwest described past instances when they experienced an act of peer-instigated aggression and subsequent bystander action. Her findings shed light on the association between social norm endorsement and victimized youths’ gratitude for their intervening peers’ bystander actions. Excellent job, Dr. Frey!

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