Communication and frightening behavior among couples with past and recent histories of physical marital aggression.

@article{Gordis2005CommunicationAF,
  title={Communication and frightening behavior among couples with past and recent histories of physical marital aggression.},
  author={Elana B. Gordis and Gayla Margolin and Katrina A Vickerman},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 1-2},
  pages={177-91}
}
The present study compares observed communication and couples' reports of husbands' frightening behaviors among couples with no history of husbands' physical marital aggression, a past history of such aggression, and recent history of such aggression. Ninety community couples reported on husbands' physical marital aggression during two visits to the lab, approximately 1.5 years apart. During the second visit, we videotaped couples' discussions of conflictual marital issues. Poor communication… CONTINUE READING

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