Explore our publications, including fact sheets on bullying and other forms of school violence, toolkits for educators and scholarly research.

Alberti Center Materials

Alberti Center Annual Report


Scholarly Publications


Book Chapters

Nickerson, A. B., Guttman-Lapin, D., & VanHout, S. (in press). Bullying and cyberbullying prevalence as a form of violence in education. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), The handbook of violence in education: Forms, factors, and preventions. Wiley Blackwell.

Nickerson, A. B., & Cornell, D. Crisis Prevention, response, and recovery (in press). In S. R. Jimerson & M. Mayer (Eds.), School safety and violence prevention: Science, practice, and policy driving change. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nickerson, A. B., Guttman, D., & Cook, E. (in press). Prevention and early intervention efforts for targets of bullying and youth who bully. In C. Bradshaw (Ed.), Handbook on bullying prevention: A lifecourse perspective. Washington, DC: National Association of School Social Workers.

Journal Articles

Cosgrove, H., Nickerson, A. B., & DeLucia-Waack, J. (2017). Past peer victimization and current adult attachment in college students. Journal of College Counseling. 20. 22-36.

Waseem, M., Paul, A., Schwartz, G., Pauze, D., Eakin, P., Barata, I., Holtzman, D., Benjamin, L. S., Wright, J. L., Nickerson, A. B., & Joseph, M. (2016). Role of pediatric emergency physicians in identifying bullying. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. Advanced online publication.

Jenkins, L. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2016). Bullying participant roles and gender as predictors of bystander interventionAggressive Behavior. Advanced online publication.

Nickerson, A. B., Feeley, T. H., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016). Applying mass communication theory to bystander intervention in bullyingAdolescent Research Review, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s40894-016-0030-3

Cosgrove, H., Nickerson, A. B. (2015). Anti-Bullying/Harassment Legislation and Educator Perceptions of Severity, Effectiveness, and School Climate: A Cross-Sectional AnalysisEducational Policy, 1-28. Online publication.

Werth, J. M., Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., & Swearer, S. M. (2015). Bullying victimization and the social and emotional maladjustment of bystanders: A propensity score analysis. Journal of School Psychology, 53, 295-308.

Allen, K. P. (2015). “We don’t have bullying, but we have drama”: Understandings of bullying and related constructs within the social milieu of a U.S. high school. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 25, 159-181.

Fishman, C., & Nickerson, A. B. (2015). Motivations for involvement: A preliminary investigation of parents of students with disabilities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 523-535.

Nickerson, A. B., Singleton, D , Schnurr, B., & Collen, M. (2014). Perceptions of school climate as a function of bullying involvement. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 30, 157-181.

Nickerson, A. B., & Taylor, D. (2014). Influence of gender, empathy, group norms, and prosocial affiliations on bullying roles. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 99-109.

Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., Livingston, J., A. & Feeley, T. H. (2014). Measurement of the bystander intervention model for bullying and sexual harassment. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 391-400.

Aloe, A., Shisler, S., Norris, B. D., Nickerson, A. B., & Rinker, T. (2014). A multivariate meta-analysis of student misbehavior and teacher burnoutEducational Research Review. Online first publication.

Nickerson, A. B., Serwacki, M. L., Brock, S. E., Savage, T. A., Woitaszewski, S. A., & Reeves, M. A. (2014). Program evaluation of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 466-479.

Nickerson, A. B., Cornell, D. G., Smith, D., & Furlong, M. (2013). School antibullying efforts: Advice for policymakers. Journal of School Violence, 12, 268- 282. doi:10.1080/15388220.2013.787366

Furlong, M. J., Nickerson, A. B., Smith, D. C., Swearer, S. M., & Hymel, S. (2013). Announcing the Journal of School Violence and the Bullying Research Network partnership. Journal of School Violence, 12, 233-237.

Cooper, L., & Nickerson, A. B. (2013). Parent retrospective recollections of bullying and current views, concerns, and strategies to cope with children's bullying. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 526-540.

Nickerson, A. B., & Brock, S. E. (2011). Measurement and evaluation of school crisis prevention and intervention: Introduction to special issue. Journal of School Violence, 10, 1-15.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., & Savage, T. A., & Woitaszewski, S. A. (2011). Development, evaluation, and future directions of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum. Journal of School Violence, 10, 34-52.

Sherer, Y. C., & Nickerson, A. B. (2010). Anti-bullying practices in American schools: Perspectives of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 217-229.

Nickerson, A. B., & Slater, E. D. (2009). School and community violence and victimization as predictors of suicidal behavior for adolescents. School Psychology Review, 38, 218-232.

Heath, M. A., Nickerson, A. B., Annandale, N., Kemple, A., & Dean, B. (2009). Strengthening cultural sensitivity in children’s disaster mental health services. School Psychology International, 30(4), 347-373.

Nickerson, A. B., Mele, D., & Princiotta, D. (2008). Attachment and empathy as predictors of roles as defenders or outsiders in bullying interactions. Journal of School Psychology, 46, 687-703.

Nickerson, A. B., & Martens, M. P. (2008). School violence: Associations with control, security/enforcement, educational/therapeutic strategies, and demographic factors. School Psychology Review, 37, 228-243.

Nickerson, A. B., & Heath, M. A. (2008). Developing and strengthening school-based crisis response teamsSchool Psychology Forum, 2(2), 1-16.

Nickerson, A. B., & Spears, W. H. (2007). Influences on authoritarian and educational/therapeutic approaches to school violence prevention. Journal of School Violence, 6, 3-31.

Zhe, E. J., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). The effects of an intruder crisis drill on children’s self-perceptions of anxiety, school safety, and knowledge. School Psychology Review, 36, 501-508.

Miller, D. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Changing the past, present, and future: Potential applications of positive psychology in school-based psychotherapy with children and youth. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 24, 147-162.

Nickerson, A. B., Brock, S. E., & Reeves, M. A. (2006). School crisis teams within an incident command system. The California School Psychologist, 11, 51-60.

Nickerson, A. B., Brock, S. E., Chang, Y., & O’Malley, M. (2006). Responding to children victimized by their peers. Journal of School Violence, 5, 19-32.

Nickerson, A. B., & Coleman, M. N. (2006). An exploratory study of attraction, climate, and behavioral outcomes of anger-coping group therapy for children with emotional disturbance. Small Group Research, 37, 115-139.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., O’Malley, M, & Chang, Y. (2006). Understanding children victimized by their peers. Journal of School Violence, 5, 3-18.

Nickerson, A. B., & Nagle, R. J. (2005). Parent and peer attachment in late childhood and early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 25, 223-249.

Nickerson, A. B., & Zhe, E. J. (2004). Crisis prevention and intervention: A survey of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 41, 777-788.

Nickerson, A. B., & Nagle, R. J. (2004). The influence of parent and peer attachments on life satisfaction in middle childhood and early adolescence. Social Indicators Research, 66, 35-60.

Pagliocca, P. M., & Nickerson, A. B. (2001). Legislating school crisis response: Good policy or just good politics? Law and Policy, 23, 373-407.