Hurting the One You Love Violence in Relationships

ISBN-10: 0534633161

ISBN-13: 9780534633165

Edition: 2005

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A groundbreaking book that has grown out of over 30 years of research, HURTING THE ONE YOU LOVE provides an overview of theory and research on all forms of violence in intimate relationships including violence in dating relationships and marriages, incest, rape and sexual victimization, date rape, stalking, child abuse and sexual harassment. HURTING THE ONE YOU LOVE also explores how violence affects the family and others who are close to the victim, and uses criminal justice data and research as well as the research of psychologists in studying these phenomena. In addition, the text covers rape and violence prevention efforts, as well as educational programs.
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List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Aggression in Everyday Life
What Is Aggression?
Violent and Nonviolent Aggression
Types of Violence in Relationships
Gender Differences in Violence and Aggression
Beliefs About Which Is the More Violent Sex
Societal Expectations for When People Should Be Aggressive
Gender Differences in Everyday Aggressive Behavior
Statistics on Criminal Violence
Gender Differences in Criminal Behavior
Victims of Criminal Violence
Violence From Strangers and Those We Know
Fear of Crime, Especially Violent Crime
Research on Victims of Violence and Those Who Are Aggressive
Methodology in Violence Research
Samples Used in Violence Research
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Understanding Violence and Aggression: The Environment and Learning
Psychological Research on Aggression
Frustration and Aggression
Pain, Frustration, and Aggression
Environmental Disasters
Unpleasant Environmental Conditions
Psychological Frustration and Stress
Situations in Which Frustration Does Not Lead to Aggression
Arousal and Violence
Alcohol and Aggression
Other Forms of Arousal and Aggression
Women and Men as Targets of Aggression
Learning of Aggression
Conditioning and Rewards for Aggressiveness
Observational Learning
Television and Films as a Source of Models for Aggression
Aggression in Other Media
Effects of Pornography
Gender Socialization
Other Ways of Learning to Be Aggressive
Unlearning of Aggression
Training for Nonaggressive Reactions to Conflict
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Understanding Violence and Aggression: Biological Factors in Aggression and the Aggressive Personality
Genetic Influences on Aggressiveness
Finding Genetic Influences by Studying Twins
Genetic Influences on Related Personality Characteristics
Testosterone and Aggressiveness
The Sex Hormones
Testosterone and Sexual Feelings
Testosterone and Male Aggression
Testosterone and the Environment
Treatment of Violent Sex Offenders by Removal of Testosterone
Female Sex Hormones and Testosterone
Testosterone and Dominance in Women
Other Correlates of Testosterone in Women and Men
Complications in Interpreting the Effects of Testosterone
The Aggressive Personality
"Normal" Aggression
Highly Aggressive Individuals
The Aggressive Personality in Children
Adult and Childhood Violence Are Not Always Related
Motivations for Aggression in Adults
Nonviolent Personality
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Reactions to Victimization
Posttraumatic Stress Reactions
Events Producing Posttraumatic Stress Reactions
Predicting the Severity of Reactions to Trauma
Reactions to the Traumatic Event and to Fears of Future Victimization
Coping Responses
Escape and Emotional Withdrawal From What Happened
Isolation and Social Withdrawal
Problem Solving or Taking Action to Change the Situation
Fighting Back as a Form of Coping
Feeling Control Over One's Life
Helping Others to Feel Powerful and in Control
Self-Blame and Information Seeking
Redefining the Event
Focusing on the Positive
Seeking Help From Others
Futile Help Seeking
Positive Forms of Help From Others
Formal Psychological Help: Treatment After Psychological Trauma
Help from the Police and Social Agencies
Effectiveness of Different Coping Strategies
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Battered Women and Intimate Terrorism
Societal Attitudes About Marital Violence
Research on Battered Women
Battered Wives and Severe Violence
Overview of the Development of Intimate Terrorism
Reasons Battered Women Stay and Leave
Reactions to Severe Intimate Partner Violence
Motives for Intimate Terrorism
Getting Help From Others
Help From Friends and Family
Other Sources of Help
Battered Women's Shelters
Formal Counseling Programs
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Reexamining Intimate Partner Violence
Assumptions Held by Researchers About Intimate Partner Violence
How Common Is Male and Female Violence in Intimate Relationships?
Studies of Marital Violence
Studies of Dating Violence
Violence in Same-Sex Relationships
"Common" Couple Violence
Characteristics of Mutually Violent Relationships
Motives for Relationship Violence
Responses to Partner Violence
Female Violence Only
Empirical Research Comparing Types of Violent Marriages
Comparing Violent and Nonviolent Relationships
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Rape and Sexual Assault
What Is Rape?
Formal Definitions of Rape
Victim Definitions of Rape
Gender Differences in Rape Definitions
Societal Attitudes About Rape
Beliefs About Male and Female Sexuality Within Christian Beliefs
Other Predictors of Belief in Rape Myths
How Often Does Rape Occur?
Community Samples
Female College Students
Comparing Stranger Sexual Assault and "Acquaintance" Sexual Assault
Forced Sex as a Form of Relationship Violence
Violence and Forced Sex in Marriages: Marital Rape
Unwanted Sex in Unmarried Women and Men
Reactions to Rape or Rape Attempts
Immediate Reactions to Rape Attempts
Long-Term Reactions to Rapes
Other Effects of Rape
Help Seeking in Rape Victims
Police and the Legal System
Professional Counseling
Motives for Rape: Who Are the Rapists?
Investigations of the Idea That Rape Is Normative
Specific Attitudes and Personality Factors That Predict Rape in Males
Multiple Types of Male Rapists?
Motives of Sexually Aggressive Women
Forced Sex May Not Always Be Unwanted
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Child Abuse, Incest, and Learning to Be Violent
Defining Physical and Sexual Child Abuse
How Common Is Child Abuse?
Spanking and Physical Punishment
Finding Out About Serious Forms of Physical Punishment or Sexual Abuse
Statistics on Physical Child Abuse
Change in Statistics on Child Abuse
Characteristics of Physically Abusive Parents
Beliefs That Their Children Are Hostile
Parental Stress and Child Abuse
Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse
Other Characteristics of Abusive Parents
Consequences for the Child of Physical Abuse by Parents
Direct Effects of Physical Abuse on the Child
Observation of Adult Violence
Delinquency and Criminal Behavior
Effects of Negative Childhood Experiences on the Tendency to Rape
Lack of Parental Attention
The Cycle of Violence: Abused Children Grow Up to Be Violent Spouses
Not All Abused Children Become Abusive as Adults
Incest and Sexual Abuse of Children
Prevalence of Child Sex Abuse and Incest
Memory of Child Sexual Experiences
Father-Child Sexual Contact
Effects of Child Sex Experiences: Long-Term Psychological Reactions
Studies of Child Sex Experiences in Females
Studies of Child Sex Experiences in Males
Problems in Research on Abuse of Children
Summary
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Summing Up
The Need for More Theoretical Context for Studies of Intimate Partner Violence
Reassessing Gender Differences in Aggression
Feminism and Beliefs About Male Aggression
Understanding Female Violence and Aggression
Are Overall Levels of Violence Decreasing?
Stopping Violence
Raising Nonviolent Children
Rape Prevention Programs
Treatment of Sex Offenders
What Is Nonviolence?
Conclusion
Study Questions
Related Web Sites
Case Studies
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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