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Smith, Peter K.

Works: 104 works in 662 publications in 4 languages and 17,049 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, edc, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Most widely held works about Peter K Smith
Most widely held works by Peter K Smith
Tackling bullying in your school : a practical handbook for teachers by Sonia Sharp( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents step-by-step advice on developing a whole school policy and suggests methods for tackling bullying through classroom and curriculum activities
Understanding children's development by Peter K Smith( Book )

76 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised to take account of developments in the field, this edition includes new discussion of the major issues in current UK and European research as well as expanded coverage of the practical applications of this research
Blackwell handbook of childhood social development by Peter K Smith( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The content of this handbook on childhood social development is provided by by experts in the field from Australasia, Europe and North America. It covers 30 topics in terms of research, applied research and policy
School bullying : insights and perspectives by Peter K Smith( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research has shown that school bullying is a pervasive phenomenon. With increasing awareness of the problem, schools are learning to address school bullying. A series of investigations in 23 schools over a 2.5 year period was conducted in Sheffield, England, one of the largest monitored interventions to date. This book examines the nature and extent of bullying in schools and gives a succinct account of research into ways of reducing the problem. The book discusses the following approaches to dealing with bullying: (1) developing a whole-school policy; (2) using classroom and curriculum materials; (3) training lunchtime supervisors; (4) improving playground environment; and (5) working directly with students involved in bullying situations. The book's chapters and authors are: (1) "The Problem of School Bullying" (Peter Smith and Sonia Sharp); (2) "The Sheffield Project: Methodology and Findings" (Irene Whitney and others); (3) "The Role of Whole-School Policies in Tackling Bullying Behaviour in Schools" (Sonia Sharp and David Thompson); (4) "Tackling Bullying through the Curriculum" (Helen Cowie and Sonia Sharp); (5) "Empowering Pupils To Take Positive Action Against Bullying" (Sonia Sharp and Helen Cowie); (6) "Understanding and Preventing Bullying in the Junior School Playground" (Michael Boulton); (7) "Improving the School Ground Environment as an Anti-Bullying Intervention" (Cath Higgins); (8) "Working Directly with Pupils Involved in Bullying Situations" (Peter Smith and others); and (9) "Bullying and Children with Special Educational Needs" (Irene Whitney and others). Contains over 180 ref+rences. (Bgc)
Violence in schools : the response in Europe by Peter K Smith( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how European nations are tackling this serious issue. Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe, brings together contributions from all EU member states and two associated states. Each chapter begins by clearly outlining the nature of the school violence situation in that country. It then goes on to describe those social policy initiatives and methods of intervention being used to address violence in schools and evaluates the effectiveness of these different strategies. Commentaries from Australia, Israel and the USA and an overview of the book's main themes by eminent psychologist Peter K. Smith complete a truly international and authoritative look at this important - and frequently controversial - subject. This book constitutes an invaluable resource for educational administrators, policymakers and researchers concerned with investigating, and ultimately addressing, the social and psychological causes, manifestations and effects of school violence
Children and play by Peter K Smith( )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides an expansive definition of the term 'play', taking a look at its impact on children, as well as its adaptive value for birds and animals. It uses both contemporary and classic research to examine how different age groups and sexes participate in a wide variety of play
Play in animals and humans by Peter K Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global perspectives in early childhood education : diversity, challenges and possibilities by Marika Veisson( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood social development by Peter K Smith( )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on the success of the highly acclaimed first edition, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition continues with its presentation of the most thorough, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of research and theory concerning children's social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Contributions from an international cast of leading experts in their respective fields incorporate the latest findings and developments in each of the topics covered in the first edition - ranging from the family context, the peer group, social skills and social cognition, play, helping and moral reasoning to cooperation, competition, aggression and bullying, as well as children with special needs. This new edition is revised and updated throughout; it includes new chapters on issues such as children and the environment, cultural influences, the history of childhood, interventions, and neuro-psychological perspectives. Each chapter summarizes existing knowledge in the field, synthesizing the latest research in an accessible manner, while at the same time highlighting areas of emerging interest and growing debate. Editorial commentaries prefacing each section provide further synthesis and clarity for the topics covered. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition presents students, practitioners, and researchers alike with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest research and theories that shape our understanding of the social development of children"--Provided by publisher
Bullying in schools : how successful can interventions be? by Peter K Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bullying in schools: How successful can interventions be? is the first comparative account of the major intervention projects against school bullying that have been carried out by educationalists and researchers since the 1980s, across Europe, North America, and Australasia. Bullying in schools has become an international focus for concern. It can adversely affect pupils and in extreme cases lead to suicide. Schools can take action to reduce bullying and several programmes are available but do they work? In fact, success rates have been very varied. This book surveys thirteen studies and eleven countries
Cyberbullying in the global playground : research from international perspectives by Qing Li( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberbullying in the Global Playground provides the first global, in-depth analysis of the emerging phenomenon of cyberbullying. Offers the first thorough comparative account of recent research into the emerging global phenomenon of cyberbullyingProvides an international perspective on the prevalence and nature of cyberbullyingPresents recent authoritative research within a critical perspective, drawing out theoretical and practical implications for policy and practiceMay be used to help design intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies for effective efforts to combat the internationa
The nature of play : great apes and humans by Anthony D Pellegrini( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together leading experts in developmental psychology and animal behavior to provide a new perspective on the nature and functions of play. Innovative and thought provoking, the book is filled with compelling findings from a range of human and animal settings." "While much of the knowledge on human play comes from industrialized Western societies, the book also features important chapters on hunter-gatherer and pastoral cultures. Throughout, an array of black-and-white photographs and other illustrations enliven this authoritative work."
Psychology of education : major themes by Peter K Smith( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four volume set includes articles covering: school, teachers and parents; pupils and learning; the school curriculum; and school behaviour and the school peer group
Theories of theories of mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of Theories of Mind brings together contributions by a distinguished international team of philosophers, psychologists, and primatologists, who between them address such questions as: what is it to understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people? How does such an understanding develop in the normal child? Why, unusually, does it fail to develop? And is any such mentalistic understanding shared by members of other species? The volume's four parts together offer a state of the art survey of the major topics in the theory-theory/simulationism debate within philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, the aetiology of autism and primatology. The volume will be of great interest to researchers and students in all areas interested in the 'theory of mind' debate
The nature of school bullying : a cross-national perspective by R Catalano( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nature of School Bullying provides a unique worldwide perspective on how different countries have conceptualized the issue of school bullying, how the media have covered the topic, what information has been gathered, and what interventions have been carried out." "The book provides an authoritative resource for anyone interested in ways in which this problem is being tackled on a global scale. It allows the reader to make comparisons of the similarities and differences in each country's definitions and approaches, and gives an important historical and cultural context often missing in this area. The Nature of School Bullying will be invaluable for teachers, educational policy makers and researchers interested in this vital issues which affects the happiness and well-being of a substantial minority of schoolchildren."--Jacket
Understanding school bullying : its nature & prevention strategies by Peter K Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book, by a leading international expert on the topic, brings together the cumulative knowledge acquired and the latest research findings in the area, with a global perspective especially covering research in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Asia. It will appeal to those taking academic courses in psychology, social work, educational psychology, child clinical psychology and psychiatry, and teacher training, but it will also be of interest to parents and teachers too."--Publisher description
The ecology of preschool behaviour by Peter K Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and French and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psychology of grandparenthood : an international perspective by Peter K Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: the study of grandparenthood -- Part 1 Grandparental roles -- 2 Dimensions of the grandparent role in Finland -- 3 The importance of grandparenthood during the life cycle in Germany -- 4 The role of grandparents in the development of grandchildren as perceived by adolescents and young adults in Poland -- 5 Grandparent-grandchild relationships amongst US ethnic groups -- Part 2 The effects of grandparenting -- 6 Grandfathers, teen mothers and children under two -- 7 Transmission of parenting across generations -- 8 The significance of grandparents for the formation of family relations -- Part 3 Theoretical perspectives -- 9 Grandchildren's images of their grandparents: a psychodynamic perspective -- 10 An evolutionary perspective on grandparent-grandchild relationships -- 11 Cooperation and conflict in three-generation families -- Name index -- Subject index
Rethinking school bullying : towards an integrated model by Roz Dixon( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would make anti-bullying initiatives more successful? This book offers a new approach to the problem of school bullying. The question of what constitutes a useful theory of bullying is considered and suggestions are made as to how priorities for future research might be identified. The integrated, systemic model of school bullying introduced in this book is based on four qualitative studies and incorporates theory from systemic thinking; cognitive, social, developmental and psychoanalytic psychology; sociology, socio-biology and ethology. The possible functions served by bullying behaviour are explored. Consideration is also given to the potential role of unconscious as well as conscious processes in bullying. The model suggests a number of causal processes within one-to-one relationships and peer groups, and highlights factors within individuals and schools that shape the form, intensity and duration of bullying behaviour in practice. The issue of 'difference' is also addressed, focusing on childhood deafness. (Contains 6 tables.)
Adolescence : a very short introduction by Peter K Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an engaging and informative overview of what we know and what we are learning about adolescence. Including both a guide to the classical research that has informed our knowledge, as well as the results of the modern research into the contemporary adolescent experience, Smith examines a number of aspects of adolescence, including the cultural and historical context, the biological changes to the adolescent brain, and the controversies that adolescence brings
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tackling bullying in your school : a practical handbook for teachers
Understanding children's developmentBlackwell handbook of childhood social developmentSchool bullying : insights and perspectivesViolence in schools : the response in EuropeChildren and playGlobal perspectives in early childhood education : diversity, challenges and possibilitiesThe Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood social developmentBullying in schools : how successful can interventions be?
Alternative Names
Smith, P. K.

Smith, P. K. 1943-

Smith, P. K. (Peter K.)

Smith, P. K. (Peter K.), 1943-

Smith, Peter

Smith, Peter K.

Smith, Peter Kenelm.

스미스, 피터 K

スミス, P. K

スミス, ピ-タ-・K

スミス, ピーター・K