Psychological Abuse: Psychology of Torture, Coercion, Suicide of Megan Meier, Psychological Manipulation, Music in Psychological Operations

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Medical - 126 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Psychology of torture, Coercion, Suicide of Megan Meier, Psychological manipulation, Suicide of Ryan Halligan, Music in psychological operations, Covert incest, Nicola Ann Raphael, Victim blaming, Humiliation, Lissette Ochoa domestic violence case, Setting up to fail, Gaslighting, Coercive persuasion, Verbal abuse, Intimidation, Duluth model, Psychological subversion, Psychological torture, Richard Warshak, Victim playing, Group psychological abuse, Structural abuse, Suicide of Dawn-Marie Wesley, Destabilisation. Excerpt: Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, child abuse and in the workplace. As of 1996, there were "no consensus views about the definition of emotional abuse." As such, clinicians and researchers have offered sometimes divergent definitions of emotional abuse. However, the widely used Conflict Tactics Scale measures roughly twenty distinct acts of "psychological aggression" in three different categories: The U.S. Department of Justice defines emotionally abusive traits as including causing fear by intimidation, threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner's family or friends, destruction of pets and property, forcing isolation from family, friends, or school or work. In 1996, Health Canada argued that emotional abuse is motivated by urges for "power and discontrol," and defines emotional abuse as including rejecting, degrading, terrorizing, isolating, corrupting/exploiting and "denying emotional responsiveness" as characteristic of emotional...

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