The BJEP Monograph Series publishes papers from a set of conferences on psychological aspects of education, in which invited world-leading researchers provide updates on the latest advances in their fields and consideration of the applied implications. Prices include UK postage and packing.
Monograph No. 9: Psychology and Antisocial Behaviour in Schools
Edited by Pam Maras, Jim Demetre, Amy Moon and Andrew Tolmie
Young people's behaviour in and out of school currently receives a great deal of academic, media, and government attention with many commentators expressing concerns on the 'state of youth'. However, whilst antisocial behaviour in schools is a topic of major international concern, there is a surprising dearth of work focused on psychological explanations for its occurrence, or on interventions founded on such explanations.
This monograph is intended to address this deficit, by drawing together evidence from psychology for understanding troublesome behaviour in schools, focusing on behaviour in general, specific types of behaviour such as bullying, developmental disorders such as autistic spectrum disorder and ADHD, and on different explanations for social emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs) such as social identity, information processing and social competence. The primary focus is on empirically based psychological theory and research evidence and its relation to interventions in school; findings from data gathered from a range of countries including Brazil, China, North America, Spain and the UK are reported.