Dan Olweus, Ph.D. (pronounced OL-VE-US)
For almost 30 years, Professor Dan Olweus has been involved in research and
intervention in the area of bullying among school children and youth. In 1970, he
started a large-scale research project, now generally regarded as the world’s first scientific
study of bully/victim problems. In the 1980s, he began the first systematic
study of bullying intervention and documented the positive effects of this program.
During the late 1990s, Professor Olweus and his research and intervention
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projects using a somewhat different study design, again gaining good results.
Professor Olweus has been named “the world’s leading authority” on bully/victim
problems by The Times newspaper of
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