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Smith, Peter K.

Works: 102 works in 539 publications in 4 languages and 12,896 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 )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,480 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
Play in animals and humans by Peter K Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School bullying : insights and perspectives by Peter K Smith( Book )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 590 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
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 514 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. Working on the principle that we can learn from both successes and failures, it examines the processes as well as the outcomes, and critically assesses the likely reasons for success or failure. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, Bullying in schools is an important addition to the current debate on tackling school bullying."--Jacket
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 481 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."
Theories of theories of mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 463 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 432 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 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and play by Peter K Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 395 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
Tackling bullying in your school : a practical handbook for teachers( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 331 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 )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 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
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 237 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
Children's play : research developments and practical applications( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberbullying in the global playground : research from international perspectives by Qing Li( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 174 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
Adolescence : a very short introduction by Peter K Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 169 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
The Family System Test FAST : theory and application by Thomas M Gehring( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Family System Test (FAST), developed by Thomas M. Gehring, is an important new tool for investigating family relations. Based on the structural-systemic theory of families, it is a figural technique for representing emotional bonds (cohesion) and hierarchical structures in the family or similar social systems. In this unique volume, the editors draw on current theory and research in family or similar social systems together with a variety of empirical studies that have used the FAST, to provide a comprehensive overview and assessment of the test and its use in various clinical res
Cyberbullying through the new media : findings from an international network by Peter K Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 129 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 victi
School bullying in different cultures : Eastern and Western perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School bullying is widely recognised as an international problem, but publications have focussed on the Western tradition of research. A long tradition of research in Japan and South Korea, and more recently in mainland China and Hong Kong, has had much less exposure. There are important and interesting differences in the nature of school bullying in Eastern and Western countries, as the first two parts of this book demonstrate. The third part examines possible reasons for these differences - methodological issues, school systems, societal values and linguistic issues. The final part looks at the implications for interventions to reduce school bullying and what we can learn from experiences in other countries. This is the first volume to bring together these perspectives on school bullying from a range of Eastern as well as Western countries
Psychology of education : major themes( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

School bullying : insights and perspectivesBullying 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 playTackling bullying in your school : a practical handbook for teachers