Wednesday, November 22, 2006

College kid mentors for bullies


…Some profs at Texas A&M published a study (J of Consulting and Clin Psych) that showed positive improvement in the beahvior of aggressive or pain in the ass grade schoolers (HA’s term, not a term of art) who were mentored during lunch by various college students.

…Apparently the attention was well received.

…The docs didn’t expect this, saying that with the mentors changing and coming and going, the kids wouldn’t get much out of it.

…They decided, however, that the mentor was giving the students a certain cache amongst their peers, thus changing their behavior to less aggressive.

…More study is needed.

…In the meantime—Medals of Freedom all around for the college kids!

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