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Cross-National Differences in Bullying

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

This webinar will discuss issues around comparing bullying in different cultures. What cross-national studies and surveys have been done? What issues are involved in interpreting the findings? How similar are terms in other languages to the English word ‘bullying’? Is the phenomenon very similar, or substantially different, in different societies?

Dr. Peter Smith

Peter Smith is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. He is author of Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies (Sage, 2014), and co-editor of School Bullying in Different Cultures: Eastern and Western Perspectives (with Keumjoo Kwak and Yuichi Toda) (Cambridge University Press, 2016). In 2015 he was awarded the William Thierry Preyer award for Excellence in Research on Human Development, by the European Society for Developmental Psychology.  He is currently part of a project Comparative study of cyberbullying in Qatar and the UK: risk factors, impact on health and solutions, financed by the Qatar National Research Fund (2013-2016).

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