Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample

  title={Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample},
  author={Susan B. Sorenson and Catherine A. Taylor},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={78 - 96}
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