Facts Replacing Myths
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Battered women and woman abusers. Which beliefs about them are becoming substantiated by empirical evidence, and which have now been debunked as fallacies or myths?
Woman Abuse: Facts Replacing Myths presents an extensive review of the literature in the field. It provides the results of important original research conducted by the author and surveys the current literature on conjugal violence. The author highlights the parallels between woman abuse and coercive control procedures such as brainwashing. He compares reports by both the battered woman and her persecutor and also compares woman-battering couples with the overall American population of married and cohabitant couples.
Lewis Okun, Ph.D., is Staff Psychologist at the Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Michigan.