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On The Radio with Dr. Robert Rey

On The Radio with Dr. Robert Rey

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January 19th 2012:Scared to Death? Welcome to the New Face of Bullying

It used to be that bullies would just steal your lunch money. But with changes in society and technology today, modern bullies prey on their victims through the Internet and at work, and too often cause their victims to commit suicide or murder their fellow students and co-workers. On this episode of On the Radio, Dr. Rey and Natalie hear from people who’ve suffered the torments of bullies and are determined to change the way society deals with its antagonists. Jesse Saperstein, the skydiving author of Atypical, Life with Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters explains how he empowers victims through e

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Jessica Brookshire

Jessica Brookshire is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University with a Masters of Hispanic Studies and concentrations in Latin American History and Women's Studies. She is a 2009 honors graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelors Degree in International Trade and Spanish and a minor in Political Science. As a victim of bullying, Jessica Brookshire's childhood was marked by low self esteem and a constant struggle for acceptance from her peers. Despite her bullies, Jessica became involved in the Miss America Organization in order to raise scholarship money for college. She began competing in the Miss Alabama pageant as Miss Auburn/Opelika Area 2009, Miss Fountain City 2010 and most rece
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Jesse Saperstein

Jesse Saperstein, diagnosed with these disorders himself, proves otherwise. Jesse is the author of the bestselling memoir Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters. He is on a fundraising crusade to help the victims of Sandy Hook.
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Nadine Connell

Prior to joining the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at UT Dallas, Nadine Connell was an assistant professor in the Department of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University in New Jersey. She recently wrapped up a five-year project in New Jersey, where she evaluated a bullying prevention program at 30 middle schools. Connell earned her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from University of Maryland at College Park. She earned her Master of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and her Bachelor of Science degrees in both criminal justice and sociology, also from Northeastern University. nadine.connell@utdallas.edu
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Charlotte Rayner

Dr. Charlotte Rayner is Professor of Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School and Director of the Centre for Organization research and Development (CORD) and a board member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment. She has been involved in research into bullying at work since the mid 1990’s when she completed the first major UK survey for the BBC. Charlotte has a Ph.D. from Manchester, an MBA from Cass Business School, a first degree in Psychology from Newcastle and she is a Fellow of the RSA. She writes on the topic of bullying at work and negative behaviour generally for professional and academic publications. www.iawbh.org
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