The Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization [2 volumes]

The Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization [2 volumes]

by Michele A. Paludi
     
 

This compilation of original essays does more than just illuminate the serious problem of teen violence and victimization; it also provides resources that parents and teachers can use to address issues of violence with their teens and make a difference.

• Contributions from 70 internationally renowned authors and advocates, comprising all original

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Overview

This compilation of original essays does more than just illuminate the serious problem of teen violence and victimization; it also provides resources that parents and teachers can use to address issues of violence with their teens and make a difference.

• Contributions from 70 internationally renowned authors and advocates, comprising all original materials

• Bibliographies presented at the ends of each chapter

• Name and subject indices

• Websites and organizations relevant to teen violence

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The first volume of Paludi's (psychology, Union Coll.; coeditor, Psychology of Women) timely work is a broad look at the underlying mentality that allows bullying to flourish. Presenting the academic half of the picture, these 12 chapters are heavy on research reports, studies, and other investigations that dissect such topics as sexual harassment, cyberbullying, the role of mass media in pointing a spotlight on this problem, and so on. While certainly well documented, as evidenced by the voluminous "References" section appended to each signed essay, the material tends to get bogged down in methodology and statistics. Whereas Volume 1 points out the problem, Volume 2 seeks to provide remedies. Subtitled "Prevention Strategies for Families and Schools," this volume includes such representative chapter headings as "Educating Teens to Discriminate Abusive from Nonabusive Situations," "Young People's Representations of Bullying Causes," and "Community Interventions: Providing Support for Adolescent Victims of Violence." Unfortunately, the emphasis is again on the published literature of the field rather than on practical solutions, which for the most part are touched on only tangentially. BOTTOM LINE This set's strong suit is that it provides a primer on the theoretical background to, and a literature review on, adolescent abuse. For a more real-world perspective on this issue, see Daniel J. Flannery's Violence and Mental Health in Everyday Life: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Children and Adolescents (AltaMira Pr., 2006).—Michael Bemis, Minnesota Dept. of Corrections Lib., Oak Park Heights

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313393754
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Pages:
557
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Michele A. Paludi, PhD, is president of Human Resources Management Solutions and participating faculty in the School of Management at Union Graduate College, Schenectady, NY.

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