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Published: 09 January 2014

240 Pages | 2 B&W line drawings


ISBN: 9780199873654

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Battered Women's Protective Strategies

Stronger Than You Know

Sherry Hamby

Interpersonal Violence

  • The two studies using the VIGOR, which are the source of many of the strengths in the book, are previously unpublished.
  • The thesis that battered women have strengths and are not helpless and in denial is controversial and is likely to garner a lot of comment.
  • The shift to a focus on strengths, resilience, protective factors, positive psychology, etc. is a big trend in violence research and in the broader field and this book capitalizes on that momentum.
  • Regarding access to new sources, it is the largest and most comprehensive review of strengths of battered women.

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