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Bullying, Rejection, and Peer Victimization : A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective - Monica J Harris

Bullying, Rejection, and Peer Victimization

A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

By: Monica J Harris (Editor)

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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.

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Taking Bullying and Rejection (Inter) Personally: Benefits of a Social Psychological Approach to Peer Victimizationp. 3
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 25
A Child and Environment Framework for Studying Risk for Peer Victimizationp. 27
Exploring the Experience of Social Rejection in Adults and Adolescents: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectivep. 53
Why's Everybody Always Picking on Me? Social Cognition, Emotion Regulation, and Chronic Peer Victimization in Childrenp. 79
Aggression and Victimizationp. 101
The Importance of Personality and Effortful Control Processes in Victimizationp. 103
A Person X Situation Approach to Understanding Aggressive Behavior and Underlying Aggressogenic Thoughtp. 125
Contributions of Three Social Theories to Understanding Bullying Perpetration and Victimization Among School-Aged Youthp. 151
Sex Differences in Aggression From an Adaptive Perspectivep. 171
Rejection and Relational Aggressionp. 199
The Pain of Exclusion: Using Insights From Neuroscience to Understand Emotional and Behavioral Responses to Social Exclusionp. 201
Looking Before Leaping: The Role of Social Expectancies in Attachment Regulation Following Interpersonal Rejectionp. 225
Alone and Aggressive: Social Exclusion Impairs Self-Control and Empathy and Increases Hostile Cognition and Aggressionp. 251
Is Ostracism Worse Than Bullying?p. 279
Victimization and the Larger Peer Contextp. 297
Bullying as a Means to Foster Compliancep. 299
Social Networks and Peer Victimization: The Contexts of Children's Victimization by Peersp. 319
Using Social Network Analysis as a Lens to Examine Socially Isolated Youthp. 345
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780826103789
ISBN-10: 0826103782
Series: SPRINGER
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th April 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66