Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy

Aurelio J Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, Connie J A Beck

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Abstract

Etiological theories of intimate partner violence (IPV) are reviewed, stemming from both standard social science and from evolutionary psychology and functioning at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and sociocultural levels. After showing how most of these theories are only minimally mutually contradictory, mostly differing on matters of detail as well as in the confusion and conflation of proximate and ultimate levels of causation, we propose a crossdisciplinary integration based on the inclusive framework provided by life history theory. A wide array of empirical evidence is provided in support of this view as the most inclusive and integrative framework currently available, as well as the most useful in helping to explain many of the previous findings within an evolutionary and cross-cultural context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages1-32
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780199940653, 9780195396706
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012

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Social Sciences
Causality
Psychology
Intimate Partner Violence
Life History Traits

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Extended family structure
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Life history strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Figueredo, A. J., Gladden, P. R., & Beck, C. J. A. (2012). Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy. In The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans (pp. 1-32). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396706.013.0005

Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy. / Figueredo, Aurelio J; Gladden, Paul Robert; Beck, Connie J A.

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans. Oxford University Press, 2012. p. 1-32.

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Figueredo, AJ, Gladden, PR & Beck, CJA 2012, Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy. in The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-32. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396706.013.0005
Figueredo AJ, Gladden PR, Beck CJA. Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy. In The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans. Oxford University Press. 2012. p. 1-32 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396706.013.0005
Figueredo, Aurelio J ; Gladden, Paul Robert ; Beck, Connie J A. / Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy. The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans. Oxford University Press, 2012. pp. 1-32
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