Journal article

Out of Control: Identifying the Role of Self-Control Strength in Family Violence

Catrin Finkenauer, Asuman Buyukcan-Tetik, Roy F Baumeister, Kim Schoemaker, Meike Bartels, Kathleen D Vohs

CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Family violence is common and brings tremendous costs to individuals, relationships, and society. Victims are vulnerable to negative outcomes across a host of dimensions, including cognitive performance, impulse control, emotion regulation, and physical health. Links between family violence and various problems have been established, yet the specific processes underlying these associations are poorly understood, resulting in the stunted development of effective interventions. This article addresses two key questions: How and why does family violence cause these myriad problems? The self-control strength model of family violence provides novel answers. The model integrates components of exist..

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Grants

Awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development


Awarded by European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)


Funding Acknowledgements

C. Finkenauer and K. Schoemaker were supported by Grant ZonMw 80-82470-98-017 from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development. M. Bartels and C. Finkenauer have received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 602768.