BULLYING PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: Bullying is a persistent pattern of threatening, harassing, or aggressive behavior directed toward another person or persons who are perceived as small, weaker, or less powerful. Although often thought of as a childhood phenomenon, bullying can occur wherever people interact, most notably observable in the workplace and in the home. (Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2008, p.183)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • What causes bullying?
  • What are personality factors that contribute to bullying?
  • What are the various types of bullying?
  • Why do bullies select their targets?
  • Which strategies and resources are used to deal with bullying?
  • Can bullying lead to school shootings?
  • Can bullying have a lasting psychological effect on the victim?
  • Do bullies outgrow their behavior?
  • Is bullying a problem in the workplace?
  • How can cyberbullying be prevented?
  • What role does bullying play in gangs?
  • Should schools be legally liable if they fail to protect students from bullying?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Aggressiveness
Bullying
Bullying in schools
Bullying in the workplace
Cyberbullying

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

Bullying / Beth Rosenthal, book editor.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008.
Call #: BF637.B85 B84 2008
Location: Main Stacks
Reference - 1st floor

Bullying : a handbook for educators and parents / Ian Rivers, Neil Duncan, and Valerie E. Besag.
by Rivers, Ian.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Call #: LB3013.3 .R58 2007
Location: Main Stacks

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest
Academic Search Premier
Points of View
TOPICSearch
ERIC

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: bullying (search results limited to 2000 to 2010, the word bullying in the title)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

Youth Violence Prevention Center [http://www.safeyouth.gov/Pages/Home.aspx]

U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Medline [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bullying.html]

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 9, 2010, 1:02 PM
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