The roots of intimate partner violence.

  title={The roots of intimate partner violence.},
  author={David S. Chester and C. Nathan DeWall},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a paradoxical combination of affection and aggression. So why do people show an all-too-frequent tendency to harm their loved ones? Towards answering this question, we review a broad literature that explicates the ultimate and proximate roots of IPV perpetration. At the ultimate level, IPV perpetration is likely to be the result of evolutionary and socio-structural forces. Theories of aggression are then brought to bear in order to articulate the proximal… CONTINUE READING
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