The battered woman

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Harper & Row, 1979 - 270 páginas
Based on case studies of a clinical psychologist, this book theorizes that battered women become trapped in a learned helplessness syndrome, become convinced that there is nothing they can do to help themselves, and so continue the relationship

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A classic, early work that defined "the cycle of violence" and "learned helplessness" theories that are now debated by some in the field. Walker is best known for her "battered woman syndrome" defense of women who kill their abusers. (LJ 1/1/79) Leer reseña completa

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Introduction
1
Psychology of the Battered Woman
11
The Cycle Theory of Violence
55
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