Defining Psychological Abuse of Husbands Toward Wives

  title={Defining Psychological Abuse of Husbands Toward Wives},
  author={Diane R. Follingstad and Dana Dehart},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={891 - 920}
Little consensus exists regarding which particular behaviors constitute psychological abuse. In this study, a national sample of psychologists rated behaviors by a husband toward his wife as to whether each behavior constituted psychological abuse. For behaviors viewed as “possibly abusive,” psychologists indicated whether their judgments would depend on contextual factors of frequency/duration, intent to harm by the perpetrator, and/or perception of harm by the victim. Frequency/duration was… 

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