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Diane Felmlee

Pennsylvania State University’s Professor of Sociology Diane Felmlee will present the talk “Toxic Ties: Networks of Cyber Aggression in Schools and Social Media,” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in Schroeder 244.

Felmlee will focus on the problem of cyber aggression—or online bullying—and the serious, long-term, negative consequences for the victims and perpetrators. Her aim is to explore the implication of cyberbullying in social psychological theory and practice.

Studying aggression and friendship networks, Felmlee’s work has been published in such journals as Social Psychology Quarterly, American Sociological Review, and Youth and Society. She serves on the editorial board for the journal Social Forces, and has served on boards for Social Psychology QuarterlyAmerican Sociological ReviewJournal of Social and Personal RelationshipsPersonal Relationships, and Sociology of Education.

The talk is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiative and the ISU Interdisciplinary Research Group on Personal Relationships with assistance from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Psychology, the School of Communication, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the College of Applied Science and Technology.

For special accommodations or questions, contact Professor Susan Sprecher at