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Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology

Committee Chair

Don Fromme, PhD

Second Advisor

Maryka Biaggio, PhD


This paper examines the relationship between attitude toward teasing and level of social affiliation. The main hypothesis is that negative attitudes toward teasing, as measured by the Four Factor Teasing Inventory (Todd, 1996), will affect wanted levels of social inclusion, as measured by the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (Schutz, 1978). Significant results indicate that the relationship between these variables is more complex than first thought. Conclusions and directions for further research are discussed.