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Peer Rejection: Developmental Processes and Intervention Strategies


reviewed by Daisuke Akiba 2005

coverTitle: Peer Rejection: Developmental Processes and Intervention Strategies
Author(s): Karen L. Bierman
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1572309237, Pages: 299, Year: 2004
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Although there has been a considerable amount of empirical research on peer rejection, providing useful descriptive, assessment, and intervention strategies, most has been too technical to be appreciated and utilized outside of the academic and professional communities. Peer Rejection: Developmental Processes and Intervention Strategies by Karen L. Bierman successfully breaks this barrier and provides useful information not only for scholars and practitioners, but also for parents, educators, and other concerned readers. Bierman accomplishes this difficult task through her review of empirical research, delivered in clear and friendly language with a range of concrete examples to illustrate her discussion. This multichapter book consists of three sections with distinct foci: (a) description of problematic peer relations, (b) assessment of social competence and peer relations, and (c) intervention strategies. Throughout the book, Bierman emphasizes that peer rejection is a complex phenomenon for which there are no simple explanations, assessments, or solutions. Although some readers... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1438-1441
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11804, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 11:50:11 PM

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  • Daisuke Akiba
    The City University of New York
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    DAISUKE AKIBA (Ph.D., 2000, Brown University) is an assistant professor at The City University of New York, where he is jointly appointed to teach child development and research (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Queens College) and educational psychology and urban education (Doctoral Programs at the Graduate School and University Center). Reflecting his interdisciplinary interest in psychology, sociology, and education, his recent publications have ranged in focus from the multiplicity of cultural identities (in New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development), motivational analyses of culturally sensitive behavior (in Small Group Research), the history of Japanese-American communities (in Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues, Second Edition, P.G. Min [Ed.], Sage Publications), to the educational attainments of children from immigrant families (in Parenting: Science and Practice).
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