College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Child Abuse and Neglect: Behavioral Research, Treatment, and Theory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1998

Publication Title

Aggression and Violent Behavior

ISSN

1359-1789

Volume

3

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

Described here is behavioral theory, research, and treatment of physical child abuse. A brief history is presented, along with incidence data. Some research has shown successful behavioral assessment and treatment in child abuse; many more issues remain open for additional success with this treatment refractory societal problem. These issues are explored, along with speculation as to why there has not been more research in an area of such vital social importance.

DOI

10.1016/S1359-1789(97)00013-X