The Psychology of Sexual Victimization: A Handbook / Edition 1

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A scholarly handbook focusing on variables that assist in confronting and preventing the forms of sexual victimization, which include rape, child abductions, battering, sexual harassment, and incest. Resources include parent and teacher training, public education and awareness, and psychotherapeutic techniques for families and friends of victims as well as the victims themselves. All contributors to this handbook have been active in research, advocacy, and legislation in sexual victimization of children, adolescents, and adults. It will be of special interest to individuals who work in the area of sexual victimization: psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, attorneys, policymakers, agency and shelter volunteers and professionals, clergy, and faculty and students in psychology, women's studies, law, medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313302480
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/15/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHELE ANTOINETTE PALUDI is the president of Paludi & Associates, consultants in sexual harassment.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Sexual Victimization by Family Members 1
1 The Resilience of the Human Psyche: Recognition and Treatment of the Adult Survivor of Incest 3
Pt. II Sexual Victimization in Dating and Marital Relationships 31
2 Physical Violence in Dating Relationships 33
3 Observers' Blaming of Battered Wives: Who, What, When, and Why? 55
Pt. III Sexual Victimization by Strangers 95
4 Stranger Rape 97
Pt. IV Sexual Victimization in Educational and Work Settings 117
5 Sexual Harassment in Education and the Workplace: A View from the Field of Psychology 119
Pt. V Sexual Victimization: Legal and Legislative Responses 149
6 The Law and Workplace Sexual Harassment 151
7 Sexual Victimization: Responses of the U.S. Congress 171
Pt. VI Sexual Victimization: Resources for Teaching, Research, and Advocacy 185
8 Parental Kidnapping and Child Abuse: What Is the Appropriate Intervention? 187
9 One Woman's Story: The Development of S.E.S.A.M.E. 197
10 Teaching about Sexual Harassment in the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum 211
Appendices 223
Selected Bibliography 237
Index 241
About the Contributors 253
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