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Aggressive Girls

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Aggressive Girls

Aggressive Girls

Aggressive Girls

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:
Rachel Simmons
*Author of the forthcoming book Odd Girl Out:The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (Hartcourt Brace,2002)

Nicky Marewski
*7th grader at Oakwood Friends School Middle School in Poughkeepsie, New York

Kaj Bjorkqvist
*Professor of Developmental Psychology, Abo Akademi, Vasa, Finland (specializes in the development of aggressive behavior in boys and girls)

Mary Baird
*Executive Director, The Ophelia Project, Erie, Pennsylvania

Alison Haggerty
*Sophomore at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (victim of girl bullies)

Girls are not all sugar and spice according to some researchers. The latest study on girls says they may be AS likely to use aggression as boys. Rather than fists, girls express it through manipulation, exclusion and gossip-mongering. It's become quite a problem in some middle and high schools, but what's the solution? Girls who bully other girls. Join Neal Conan on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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