Unit 2 assignment - Chapter 11 1 Child abuse is most likely...

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Chapter 11 1) Child abuse is most likely to occur in a low-income family. This would be a single parent family in which the parent did not earn more than $15,000 per year. 2) Social Learning: Some of its assumptions as an explanation for domestic violence are: children who grow up in violent homes are moor likely, as adults, to act violently towards their spouse or children. Also, all children, to some extent, learn that violent behavior is acceptable through watching the pervasive violence in television and films. A limitation is: the vast majority of men who have witnessed hitting or have been hit by their parents do not beat their wives. Frustration-Aggression: Some assumptions as an explanation for domestic violence are: Violence is seen as an emotional outburst of displaced anger, usually by a man. They will be more likely to act violently if they are frustrated by forces they feel are blocking their ability to get a job, move out of a dangerous neighborhood, or attain other important goals. Some limitations are: people argue that aggression is learned behavior and reject the idea that there is biological influence on domestic violence. Social Exchange: Assumptions as an explanation for domestic violence: people calculate the rewards and costs of engaging in domestic violence. Families with lower incomes may experience more violence because men with lot's of money can influence their wives' actions by exchanging money for the desired behavior.
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