Psyc 3110 Power and Violence

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Violence: Conflict is Out of Hand 22% of women, 7% of men have been  assaulted by an intimate partner Highest rates among same sex males, then  heterosexual, then same sex female couples Believed to be generally DECREASING 1 in 6 couples 3 types (Johnson 2006) Situational couples violence Intimate terrorism Violent resistance
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Situational Couples Violence (SCV) Arguments or disagreements get out of hand Typically mutual Typically impulsive Men and women are equally likely to engage in this form of couple’s violence Typically mild, typically does not escalate
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Intimate Terrorism (IT) One partner uses terror to intimidate and physical force to control the other Usually male partner Violence occurs more often in this pattern an compared to the situational couples violence pattern Usually one sided, not mutual Usually violence gets worse over time Serious injury more likely
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Violent Resistance After a pattern of intimate terrorism, victim begins to fight back Not as common as situational couples violence or intimate terrorism Usually woman resists male intimate terrorism
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course PSYC 3110 taught by Professor House during the Fall '07 term at Georgia State.

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