In the News: Study Finds Bullies Squelched When Bystanders Intervene
A recent study by Sergey Gavrilets, associate director for scientific activities at the National Institute for Mathematical Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), points to the urge to band together to stand up to bullies as a key to humanity’s success as a species. In the study, Gavrilets uses mathematical models to investigate why humans exhibit strong egalitarian, or socially equal, behaviors. Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Gavrilets’s work has been covered by local, national, and international media.
Highlights of this coverage include:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Science and bullying: Why we are programmed to help others
- Los Angeles Times: Evolution stands up to bullies
- Health: Fight the Power: Standing Up to Bullies Benefits Us All
- Discover Magazine: Against the Übermensch
- United Press International: Study: Fighting bullies pushed evolution
- Examiner.com: Bullying intervention is genetically evolutionary ‘right thing to do’
- French Tribune: Standing against Bullying is in Genes
- The Korea Herald: Study: Fighting bullies pushed evolution
- Science Illustrated: Are We Hardwired to Cooperate or Bully?