Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations

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K. Daniel O'Leary, PhD, Roland D. Maiuro, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages

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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