Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations

Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations

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by K. Daniel O'Leary
     
 

This volume addresses the importance of measuring psychological abuse and shows that psychological aggression can be reliably measured. Part I identifies measurement issues and contains several scales and inventories for measuring psychological maltreatment. Part II discusses the interpersonal dynamics with specific populations, including battered women, low-income

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This volume addresses the importance of measuring psychological abuse and shows that psychological aggression can be reliably measured. Part I identifies measurement issues and contains several scales and inventories for measuring psychological maltreatment. Part II discusses the interpersonal dynamics with specific populations, including battered women, low-income women, and African American women. This remains an important resource in the field of domestic violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826113214
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and past Chairman of the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Roland D. Maiuro, PhD, is the Director of the Anger Management Domestic Violence, and Workplace Conflict Programs located at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Maiuro has received the Social Issues Award from the Washington State Psychological Association for his research on domestically violent men, and the Gold Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association for program development, teaching and applied research in the areas of anger and interpersonal violence. Dr. Maiuro currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Violence and Victims, an internationally distributed research journal devoted to theory, practice, and public policy related to perpetrators and victims of interpersonal violence.

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Psychological Abuse In Violent Domestic Relations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides one of the first comprehensive scientific treatments of an intrinsic topic in the area of domestic violence. O¿Leary and Maiuro have compiled a series of cutting edge papers and commentaries on the assessment of various types of psychological and emotional abuse, the relationship of psychological abuse to physical abuse, and the impact of psychological abuse upon victims. Several new scales for reliably measuring such things as dominance, jealous control, denigration of self-esteem, interfering with work or school are included along with data that substantiates the validity of the tools. A form of victim manipulation called ¿Stockholm Syndrome¿ is also included in this volume, assisting the reader to understand why the victim continues to return to the perpetrator of psychological and emotional abuse. This resource is also filled with exceptionally current references for additional reading. This book is a good source for domestic abuse therapists, researchers, teachers, and sophisticated readers who want a state of the art reference book on the most toxic component of domestic abuse ¿ psychological and emotional abuse. I would recommend it very highly. Di Townsan, RN, BSN, MSNc
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book to have if you are looking for a scholarly work on psychological abuse. The editors are both well-established experts in the field of domestic violence (O'Leary, Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association; Maiuro, Gold Achievement Award, American Psychiatric Association and Editor, Violence and Victims) and they have assembled some really good material from therapists and researchers who work with victims. The book is a real eye opener in describing the different forms that psychological abuse can take, provides inventories and questionnaires for measuring abuse, and reports recent studies of the impact of abuse upon mental health and social life. This book shows how domestic violence goes way beyond physical hitting and bruises to the point of violating a woman's emotional soul and sense of self. An authoritative source for counselors, health care providers, family law attorneys, advanced students, and knowledgeable readers who just want to find out more than what the 'pop psychology' and 'self-help' books typically offer. Some of the research data may seem a bit technical and dense for the average reader but I felt it was well worth reading and I learned a lot.