Books & Publications

Using her research experience and knowledge in the realm of bullying in American schools, Dr. Espelage has produced hundreds of published articles and several books. Listed below are several books that she authored and a recent report that she released. To purchase a copy of the books, simply click on the image of the book. For a list of Dr. Espelage’s published articles, please visit her ResearchGate page.


Twenty-five Chapter Volume:

  • Presents a balanced, scientific approach to understanding the merging theories from the fields of bullying and suicide
  • Calls for youth suicide and bullying to be viewed as public health and educational issues
  • Offers recommendations by topic experts for families, educators, physicians, researchers, and policymakers
  • Proposes an integrated model incorporating both an educational and public health approach
  • Highlights a multicultural perspective of the problem, including ethnic, sexual, and gender minority issues

Bullying in North American Schools is an exciting compilation of research on bullying in school-aged youth by a representative group of researchers, including developmental, social, counseling, school, and clinical psychologists across North America.

The newest edition:

This text will help your students understand how to prevent bullying behavior and how to select and manage intervention efforts in schools and school districts.

  • illustrates the complexity of bullying behaviors and offers suggestions for decision-making to intervene and work to reduce bullying behaviors
  • provides empirical guidance for school personnel as they develop bullying prevention and intervention programs or evaluate existing programs
  • uses a social-ecological perspective in which bullying is examined across multiple contexts including individual characteristics, peer and family influences, and classroom dynamics
  • includes basic research data from leaders in the field of bullying and victimization in the United States and Canada
  • teaches practical implications of various types of programs and how to choose and implement one that fits their school ecology.

Dr. Espelage served as co-chair of an American Educational Research Association (AERA) task force focused on the prevention of bullying in schools, colleges and universities. Click here or on the icon to the left for more information about a report her task force released at AERA’s 94th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.