Dr. Leslie Echols is this week’s featured woman in STEM. Dr. Echols is an assistant professor of Psychology, and she works with children to improve coping techniques for dealing with bullying, and help them build stronger friendships.
“Victims who end up on the worst trajectory are the ones who think, ‘It was my fault. It’s nothing I can change,’” Echols said. So part of the program will be retraining victims to attribute the bullying more appropriately, which is Graham’s specialty. “It’s reframing our thinking. What are other possible reasons this could have happened?”