Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact

1st Edition

Margaret O'Dougherty Wright

Routledge
Published April 14, 2008
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9780789037121 - CAT# HW15688

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Summary

Get the latest research on the processes underlying the long term effects of psychological and emotional abuse

The effects of the emotional abuse of children are not necessarily seen immediately. Evidence shows that this type of maltreatment to be perhaps as damaging as other, more obvious forms of abuse. Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact provides the latest new data on processes underlying the long term effects of psychological and emotional abuse. This comprehensive book presents cutting edge research that focuses on the who, why, and how of emotional abuse and its negative impact across the life span. This valuable resource combines theory and research in exploring important mediators and moderators of the long term impact of child emotional abuse.

Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact offers insight into exciting new research that highlights emotional abuse impact across biological, intrapersonal, and interpersonal domains. Mediators examined include alterations in the stress response system, cognitive distortions and negative thoughts, maladaptive interpersonal schemes, and disturbances in psychological health which impact spousal relationships. Gender and race are discussed in detail as important moderators. This important book may be an essential first step in finding possible explanations for the persistence of these negative effects.

The topics in Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact include:
  • a comprehensive review of possible neurodevelopmental consequences of childhood emotional abuse
  • biological consequences of abuse and mistreatment
  • the link between childhood emotional abuse and later vulnerability to depression
  • effects of emotional abuse on subsequent interpersonal relationships—including ways of handling conflict and risk for dating abuse
  • the impact of emotional abuse on later marital satisfaction

Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact is a crucial one-of-a-kind reference for researchers studying long term effects of child abuse, and is also useful for psychologists, social workers, and counselors working with child abuse survivors.

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