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Natalie Siegel wins national recognition for research poster on bullying

Natalie Siegel, a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology Program, was awarded first place in the United States from Division 16 ─ School Psychology ─ of the American Psychological Association (APA) for her research poster titled, “Who Cares? Empathic Concern, Peers and Bullying Prevention.” 

Samuel Y. Song, assistant professor in the School Psychology Program, is Siegel’s faculty advisor and second author of the poster. 

Based on research conducted through the Protective Peer Ecology Promotion Program at the School of Education, the poster focuses on effective ways to include empathy training in bullying prevention programs.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Siegel received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University.  Her research interests include student victimization and bullying, prosocial behavior, empathy and positive psychology.

Siegel will receive her award in August at the 2006 APA Convention in New Orleans.