Both quantitative and qualitative studies were undertaken in order to explore punishment and its role in intimate relationships. The findings suggest that an aggressive response to a breaking of trust or betrayal does occur, even for couples who have forgiven their partners, and that it may serve multiple functions. These functions include conflict resolution, the restoration of individual integrity and relationship repair.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society (42nd : 2007) - Brisbane|
Duration: 25 Sep 2007 → 29 Sep 2007