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The Psychology of School Bullying

1st Edition

By Peter K. Smith


128 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-11-01
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Why do children get involved with bullying? Does cyberbullying differ from traditional bullying? How can bullying at school be prevented?

The Psychology of School Bullying explores what bullying is and what factors lead to children playing roles as bullies, victims, defenders, bystanders or even some combination of these The book examines proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of bullying happening in school, but also looks at what action the school could take if bullying incidents do occur.

As bullying can have such far-reaching consequences and sometimes tragic outcomes, it is vital to grasp how and why it happens, and The Psychology of School Bullying shows how improved knowledge and understanding can lead to effective interventions.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: What is bullying in school and how has it been studied?

Chapter Two: Finding out about bullying and why statistics can be misleading.

Chapter Three: Who bullies? Who gets bullied?

Chapter Four: Does it matter if bullying happens in school, and what are the effects and consequences of bullying?

Chapter Five: What others can do to help.

Chapter Six. What if bullying happens …?

Chapter Seven: The wider context

About the Author

Peter K Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. He has written and edited many books and articles on the topic of school bullying. In 2015 he was awarded the William Thierry Preyer award for Excellence in Research on Human Development

About the Series

The Psychology of Everything

People are fascinated by psychology, and what makes humans tick. Why do we think and behave the way we do? We’ve all met armchair psychologists claiming to have the answers, and people that ask if psychologists can tell what they’re thinking. The Psychology of Everything is a series of books which debunk the popular myths and pseudo-science surrounding some of life’s biggest questions.

The series explores the hidden psychological factors that drive us, from our subconscious desires and aversions, to our natural social instincts. Absorbing, informative, and always intriguing, each book is written by an expert in the field, examining how research-based knowledge compares with popular wisdom, and showing how psychology can truly enrich our understanding of modern life.

Applying a psychological lens to an array of topics and contemporary concerns - from sex, to fashion, to conspiracy theories - The Psychology of Everything will make you look at everything in a new way.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General