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Psicothema, 2012. Vol. Vol. 24 (nº 4). 603-607

Bullying and cyberbullying: Research and intervention at school and social contexts

Rosario Ortega-Ruiz1,2 and José Carlos Núñez3

1 University of Córdoba,
2 Visiting Professor at University of Greenwich, UK and
3 University of Oviedo

School is the main scenario of social actions where the foundations of interpersonal relations other than those of the family are laid down; it has therefore become one of the main settings for psychoeducational research. In recent years, the phenomena of poor interpersonal relations, gratuitous and cruel aggression, the resulting victimization, and the construction of a psychopathic and inmoral personality have been the object of intense research. The monographic section presented herein aims to provide the readers of Psicothema with a series of investigations that trace the most important research lines developed in the international community on bullying and cyberbullying.

Bullying y cyberbullying: investigación e intervención en contextos escolares y sociales.La escuela es el escenario por excelencia de práctica social donde se sientan las bases de las relaciones interpersonales más allá de las que provienen de la familia, por ello se ha convertido en uno de los principales contextos de investigación psicoeducativa. Últimamente, ha sido objeto de intensa investigación el fenómeno de las malas relaciones interpersonales, la agresión gratuita y cruel, la victimización consecuente y la construcción de una personalidad psicopática y escasamente moral. La sección monográfica que aquí se presenta pretende ofrecer a los lectores de Psicothema un conjunto de investigaciones que dibujan las líneas más importantes de trabajo que la comunidad internacional está desarrollando sobre bullying y cyberbullying.


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