Punishment in intimate relationships: does it exist and why?

J. Peterson

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325
    Number of pages1
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Issue numberSuppl.
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventAnnual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society (42nd : 2007) - Brisbane
    Duration: 25 Sep 200729 Sep 2007


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