Bullying, Rejection, and Peer Victimization is the only book to cover bullying, teasing, and victimization in child, adolescent, and adult populations. With contributions from leading researchers on the topics of peer victimization, teasing, and interpersonal rejection, this unique text presents emerging theoretical perspectives, including social cognition, social ecology, genetics and genetic-environment interactions, and social cognitive neuroscience. This book provides comprehensive coverage on bullying, offering in-depth analyses on traditional aggression and victimization (physical bullying) as well as social rejection (emotional bullying). The contributors also examine both the perpetrator and victim sides of the peer victimization experience, as well as the broader social context involved in the victimization process. Peer and family relationships, relational aggression, and cyber-bullying are just a few of the important topics discussed.
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.