S. M. Swearer, A. Collins, B. Berry

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Bullying is a phenomenon that occurs across cultures, gender, ages, and races. The behaviors that constitute bullying are widespread, and they are characterized by an imbalance of power, the intent to harm, and repetition over time. Individuals involved in bullying experience negative short- and long-term effects including internalizing and externalizing disorders, substance abuse, and later involvement in aggressive relationships. While most research on bullying is conducted in school settings, bullying does occur in the workplace and within the home and neighborhood. Additionally, the occurrence of bullying within the home may lead to a cycle of aggression across the life span.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750006
ISBN (Print)9780080961804
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Aggression
  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cycle of violence
  • Dating violence
  • Development
  • Externalizing
  • Gender differences
  • Internalizing
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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