ISS Noon Lecture - Casualties of Social Combat: School Networks of Peer Victimization and their Consequences

Sociology Associate Professor Robert Faris, and Diane Felmlee, Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University and Research Professor at UC Davis, presented their work on the emergence of conflict, links between social networks, and interpersonal processes underlying aggression.

In their talk, which took place on December 10, 2014, Faris and Felmlee in part discussed their findings that the children most at risk of aggression faced it from their friends or former dating partners. 

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Robert Faris’ research uses social network analysis to examine the emergence of conflict, aggression, and other social problems. His current projects include a longitudinal study of the interplay of adolescent romantic relationships, friendships, and aggression, and a semantic network analysis of cyberbullying. He is also investigating how collaboration networks and differences in prestige influence the emergence of scientific disputes among physicists.

Diane Felmlee is Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University, Research Professor at UC Davis, and a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. Her research addresses links between social networks and interpersonal processes, such as those involved in friendships, intimate relationships, and aggressive ties. Her current work examines the effect of dating and friendship networks on victimization in school aggression and also the influence of network clustering in online dating.