Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826111463
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

K. Daniel O'Leary, PhD, 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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Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Name Will Also Hurt Me: Psychological Abuse in Domestically Violence Relationships, Roland Maiuro

Acknowledgments

Part I. Measurement Issues
• Psychological Abuse: A Variable Deserving Critical Attention in Domestic Violence, K. Daniel O'Leary
• Measuring Emotional Abuse in Dating Relationships as a Multifactorial Construct, Christopher M. Murphy and Sharon A. Hoover
• The Validation of the Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory, Richard M. Tolman
• The Dominance Scale: Preliminary Psychometric Properties, Sherry L. Hamby
• A Scale for Identifying "Skholm Syndrome" Reactions in Young Dating Women: Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity, Dee L.R. Graham, Edna I. Rawlings, Kim Ihms, Diane Latimer, Janet Foliano, Alicia Thompson, Kelly Suttman, Mary Farrington, and Rachel Hacker
• The Reliability and Factor Structure of the Index of Spouse Abuse With African-American Women, Doris Williams Campbell, Jacquelyn Campbell, Christine King, Barbara Parker, and Josephine Ryan
• Measuring Interference With Employment and Education Reported by Women With Abusive Partners: Preliminary Data, Stephanie Riger, Courtney Ahrens, and Amy Blickenstaff

Part II. Interrelationships and Outcomes
• Psychological Abuse: Implications for Adjustment and Commitment to Leave Violent Partners, Ileana Arias and Karen T. Pape
• Effects of Men's Subtle and Overt Psychological Abuse on Low-Income Women, Linda L. Marshall
• Court-Involved Battered Women's Responses to Violence: The Role of Psychological, Physical, and Sexual Abuse, Mary Ann Dutton, Lisa A. Goodman, and Lauren Bennett
• The Impact of Different Forms of Psychological Abuse on Battered Women, Leslie A. Sackett and Daniel G. Saunders

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