Unit For School And Family Studies (USFS)

Unit For School And Family Studies (USFS)

The Unit uses multi-disciplinary research approaches in the areas of social development, behavioural difficulties and learning.

Department of Psychology

Inside the department

We work with schools and families in the local area, nationwide across the UK and internationally.

Areas of research

Our main areas of research are concerned with:

  • Understanding antisocial and disruptive behaviour in the classroom; by profiling neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses in students currently attending Pupil Referral Units (funded by the Nuffield Foundation) and by evaluating intervention strategies for children attending schools for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Bullying and social inclusion in schools: understanding bullying and violence in schools and the success of different anti-bullying strategies; investigations into cyberbullying; profiling social, emotional and behavioural correlates of direct and indirect bullying behaviours; comparative work on bullying in England, Japan, China and Korea; a study of attributional processes in victimisation.

Further information and published papers are available via the Unit's research and members pages. If you are interested in finding out more about any of these projects, please contact Dr Alice Jones.

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