Bullying, Rejection, & Peer Victimization: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

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Monica J. Harris, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, May 11, 2009 - Psychology - 396 pages
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Both children and adults who experience chronic peer victimization are at considerable risk for a host of adverse psychological consequences, including depression, aggression, even suicidal ideation. Bullying, Rejection, and Peer Victimization is the only book that addresses bullying across the developmental spectrum, covering child, adolescent, and adult populations.

The contributors offer in-depth analyses on traditional aggression and victimization (physical bullying) as well as social rejection (emotional bullying). Peer and family relationships, relational aggression, and cyber-bullying are just a few of the important topics discussed.

Key Features:

  • Analyzes both perpetrator's and victim's sides of the peer victimization experience
  • Explores how gender traits influence aggression
  • Investigates how family dynamics influence chronic peer victimization
  • Examines the relationships between social status, power, and aggression

This text offers a wealth of insight into the experiences of victims of peer bullying, using cutting-edge theoretical perspectives, including social cognition, social ecology, genetics and genetic-environment interactions, and social cognitive neuroscience.

 

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Contents

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
25
AGGRESSION AND VICTIMIZATION
101
REJECTION AND RELATIONAL AGGRESSION
199
VICTIMIZATION AND THE LARGER PEER CONTEXT
297
Index
365
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Monica J. Harris, PhD, received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1987, and is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky where she teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses on statistics for the behavioral sciences, experimental research design, introduction to social psychology, and nonverbal behavior and interpersonal interaction. She is a member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for the Advancement in Social Psychology, and the Association for Research in Personality and is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Individual Differences Research, and Journal of Research in Personality. She is the author of approximately 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Over the past decade, the focus of her research interest has shifted to the topics of peer rejection, peer victimization, and bullying among children, adolescents, and adults. These topics form the basis of this, her first edited book.

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