ERIC Number: EJ502973
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Emotional and Psychological Abuse: Problems of Definition.
O'Hagan, Kieran P.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v19 n4 p449-61 Apr 1995
This paper explores the tendency to regard the terms "emotional abuse" and "psychological abuse" as interchangeable. Existing commonly used definitions are reviewed, and new definitions are provided. Differences between mental and emotional consequences of child abuse are delineated and the implications of these differences for terminology usage are examined. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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