The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Men's Psychological Violence against Women

Men's Psychological Violence against Women

Men's psychological violence against women
Eva Aizpurua Ciara O´Connell


Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men against women is a major public health and human rights issue worldwide (Garcia-Moreno et al., 2006). Despite its multiple manifestations (e.g., physical, emotional, sexual abuse), most research on violence against women has focused on physical violence. Psychological abuse1 has received less attention, despite the fact that it is a precursor to physical violence and has lasting negative effects on women's health (Domenech del Río and Sirvent Garcia del Valle, 2017). While recognizing that psychological violence tends to be bidirectional, and may or may not coexist with physical violence (Langhinrichsen-Rohling et al., 2012; Mennicke and Kulkarni, 2016), the focus of ...

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