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Smith, Peter K.

Works: 103 works in 606 publications in 4 languages and 16,190 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, edc
Classifications: BF721, 371.58
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter K Smith
Most widely held works by Peter K Smith
Understanding children's development by Peter K Smith( Book )

73 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 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 )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 807 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
Play in animals and humans by Peter K Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullying in schools : how successful can interventions be? by Peter K Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and French and held by 518 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
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 482 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." "Comprehensive and up to date, this tightly edited volume belongs on the desks of researchers and students in developmental psychology, comparative psychology, animal behavior, and evolutionary psychology, and will also be of interest to anthropologists. It is a richly informative text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses."--Jacket
Theories of theories of mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 461 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 )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 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
The ecology of preschool behaviour by Peter K Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and play by Peter K Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 398 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
School bullying : insights and perspectives by Peter K Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 373 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)
Tackling bullying in your school : a practical handbook for teachers( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 329 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
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood social development by Peter K Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 305 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"--
The Psychology of grandparenthood : an international perspective by Peter K Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The majority of people will now spend about one third of their lives as grandparents, yet developmental psychologists have largely ignored those parts of the lifespan later than early adulthood. This book redresses the balance and uses evolutionary and psychoanalytic theoretical frameworks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of grandparenthood from cross-cultural perspectives. Much recent work in developmental psychology has disregarded the extended family in favour of the two generational nuclear family of parents and children. But grandparents do have a significant role in the formation and growth of family relationships and this volume contains detailed discussion of intergenerational transmission of parenting skills, cooperation and conflict in three generational families and the ways in which grandparents and grandchildren perceive one another. The importance of considering social and cultural contexts of development applies to grandparents just as much as to other areas of human development.; Kinds of family structure, social policies regarding employment, health and housing, attitudes to marriage and even particular historical events all have an impact on the position and role of grandparents and on stereotypes of old age. These factors vary considerably from country to country. Our understanding of grandparenthood can only be enriched by learning about the variety of ways in which it is expressed in different cultural settings. This book is truly international, containing contributions from Britain, Canada, Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, West Germany and the USA. International comparisons enable us to see which elements are essential to grandparenthood and which are culture-dependent. In most Western countries the population is ageing and this sort of study is becoming vitally important. The Psychology of Grandparenthood is required reading for anybody who is professionally involved with the elderly and for psychologists interested in development, the life-span and family systems
Violence in schools : the response in Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 236 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 text brings together accounts of the school violence situation in each EU nation
Understanding school bullying : its nature & prevention strategies by Peter K Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 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
Adolescence : a very short introduction by Peter K Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 210 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. --Publisher's description
Cyberbullying in the global playground : research from international perspectives by Qing Li( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 183 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
Cyberbullying through the new media : findings from an international network by Peter K Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberbullying is one of the darker and more troubling aspects to the growing accessibility of new media technologies. Children in developed countries engage with cyberspace at younger and younger ages, and the use of the internet as a means to bully and harass has been greeted with alarm by educationalists, parents, the media, and governments. This important new book is the result of a four-year international collaboration, funded by the EU, to better understand how we can cope and confront cyberbullying, and how new media technologies can be used to actually support the victims of such abuse. The articles initially define the historical and theoretical context to cyberbullying, before examining key issues involved in managing this pervasive phenomenon. Coverage includes: The definition and measurement of cyberbullying. The legal challenges in tackling cyberbullying across a number of international contexts. The role of mobile phone companies and Internet service providers in monitoring and prevention How the media frame and present the issue, and how that influences our understanding. How victims can cope with the effects of cyberbullying, and the guidelines and advice provided in different countries. How cyber-bullying can continue from school into further education, and the strategies that can be used to prevent it. The ways in which accessing 'youth voice', or maximising the contribution of young people themselves to the research process, can enhance our understanding The book concludes with practical guidance to help confront the trauma that cyberbullying can cause. It will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, policy makers and administrators with an interest in how children and young people are rendered vulnerable to bullying and harassment through a variety of online channels.
Psychology of education : major themes( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Blackwell handbook of childhood social development
Alternative Names
Smith, P. K.

Smith, P. K. 1943-

Smith, P. K. (Peter K.)

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

Smith, Peter

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

Blackwell handbook of childhood social developmentBullying in schools : how successful can interventions be?The nature of play : great apes and humansTheories of theories of mindThe nature of school bullying : a cross-national perspectiveThe ecology of preschool behaviourChildren and playSchool bullying : insights and perspectives