The Impact of Fostering Social Interest on Bullying Behavior

Everyday millions of children around the world are bullied. This bullying can lead to fear of attending school, mental health issues, suicide, or even homicide. These issues pose a serious threat to the development of the children of the world. It is clear that this is an issue that needs to be controlled, however, there is not much consensus as to how it is best to be handled. The purpose of this project is to review literature in order to investigate whether students who bully may possibly be positively affected by a psychoeducational group counseling group for bullies focusing on increasing social interest and the skills needed to be a socially interested person. This may serve as a foundation as a possible intervention addressing the bullying issue. This project takes an Adlerian perspective regarding bullying behavior and how it can be best addressed.

Tabitha Cadmus
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