When popularity backfires: Climbing the social ladder can lead to bullying
There are certain truths that we have come to accept about the social hierarchy in middle and high schools the popular students rule the halls, while the less conventional ones, who dress, think or act differently, are marginalized at the bottom. And indeed, studies have documented how most of the victims of bullying are those who occupy the lower rungs of the social ladder. However, a new study suggests that social outcasts aren't the only targets of bullying and aggression, and that increasing one's social status can lead to being ostracized, teased and threatened.
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