Social psychological issues in the study of rape

  • The chapter presents a social psychological approach to the study of rape and sexual assault. Two issues are at the core of this approach: identifying the critical variables that affect attributions of responsibility to victims of rape. and exploring people's subjective definitions of rape, which may differ markedly from legal definitions. Following a review of the American evidence, a series of studies conductcd in two European countries is presented to address these issues.

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Author:Barbara Krahé
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 073)
Document Type:Postprint
Date of Publication (online):2009/08/13
Year of Completion:1991
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2009/08/13
Source:European Review of Social Psychology, 2 (1991), S. 279-309, ISSN 1046-3283, DOI 10.1080/14792779143000097
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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European Review of Social Psychology. - 2 (1991), p. 279-309
ISSN 1046-3283
DOI 10.1080/14792779143000097