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Recent Study Finds Health Benefits for Perpetrators of Bullying

Recent study finds bullying has health benefits

Targets of bullying experience emotional scarring and psychological distress. A recent study, however, finds that the bully may actually experience health benefits, reports 

According to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), those who bully show lower levels of inflammation, which means lower risk of chronic diseases such as cancer or heart trouble, the article says. 

William Copeland, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, says the results aren't an excuse for bullying. Rather, he explains that "social status can have lasting positive effects on health-as long as it doesn't come at the price of hurting others."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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