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Violence Within The Family

Social Psychological Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Sharon D Herzberger


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Perhaps one-fifth of all marriages are tainted by violence, and an equal number of children are harmed by parents. Abuse of elderly relatives is just beginning to be recognized as a major social problem, but the most common form of family violence occurs between siblings. Violence Within the Family connects the study of child, partner, sibling, and

Table of Contents

1 The Incidence of Family Violence; 2 Attitudes about Violence in Families; 3 Victims' Reactions to Violence; 4 The Dynamics of Family Life; 5 Theories of Aggression; 6 Learning to Be Aggressive; 7 Biological Contributions to Family Violence; 8 Nature and Nurture on Display; 9 Legal and Social Service Interventions in Cases of Family Violence; 10 The Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence.

About the Author

Sharon D. Herzberger is a professor of psychology at Trinity College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General