Adolescence: Traditional bullying
Jones, S. (2019) Adolescence: traditional bullying. In: Hupp, S. & Jewell, J. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell (In Press).
This entry gives a brief overview of the field of traditional bullying in adolescence, reviewing research internationally on the topic, to outline our current understanding of the problem. The entry begins by defining traditional bullying and its prevalence. Following this is a consideration of how traditional bullying manifests in adolescence, and its potential psychological developmental underpinnings at this life stage. Attention is also paid to the risk factors that increase the likelihood of traditional bullying in adolescence, and to the social context in which it plays out. The entry concludes with a review of intervention strategies that have demonstrated some success in reducing traditional bullying in this age group.