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Jamie Ostrov

Professor of Psychology
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences


Subtypes of aggression and victimization, developmental psychopathology, media effects on children, peer relationships, applied developmental psychology

Head shot of Jamie Ostrov, University at Buffalo bullying and victimization expert.

Jamie Ostrov is a developmental psychologist whose research attempts to understand the development of subtypes of aggressive behavior in children, peer victimization and other social behaviors across development.

He and his colleagues have also been developing and testing the efficacy of an intervention for aggressive behavior among young children.

Ostrov has served as an expert panel member for the uniform definitions of bullying at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); as a consultant to the federal Stop Bullying Now campaign; and serves as a faculty affiliate and advisory council member of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at UB. He also appeared on an Internet-based episode of the PBS program, Sesame Street, explaining to the show’s characters how to appropriately respond to bullying.


Jamie Ostrov, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Directer of the Social Development Lab at UB
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences