The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships

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Physical violence may be the most overt manifestation of relationship abuse, but maltreatment of intimate partners takes many other forms as well. This integrative work explores the nature of male abusiveness by focusing on the development of a particular personality constellation--one that is easily threatened, jealous, and fearful, and that masks these emotions with anger and demands for control. Presenting results of controlled research with over 400 batterers, Dutton shows that many abusers exhibit high levels of trauma ...

The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships 2002, Guilford Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781572307926

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The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships 1998, Guilford Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781572303706

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