Battered Women Syndrome

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    Psychology and Law Domestic Violence
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    Battering The leading cause of injury to American  women One in every 4 women seen in American  emergency rooms is there because of an  injury inflicted by her male friend or spouse Between one third and one half of all women  in the US will be abused in their lifetime
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    Battered Woman Syndrome A woman’s presumed reactions to a  pattern of continual physical and  psychological abuse inflicted on her by  her mate
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    Myths about battered women Only a small percentage They are masochistic They are crazy Middle-class women are not as  frequently or as seriously battered Minority battering is more frequent Religious beliefs prevent battering
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    More myths They have few job skills Batterers are violent in all relationships Batterers lack resources or skills Drinking is the cause of battering
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYC 372 taught by Professor Heath during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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