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Zeev Winstok
University of Haifa
PsychologyAggressionSuicide preventionDomestic violenceSocial psychology
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#1David Mehlhausen-Hassoen (University of Haifa)H-Index: 1
#2Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
Family violence in all of its types and forms, suffered directly or witnessed, is detrimental to healthy child development and increases the odds of poor developmental outcomes, such as impaired adult mental health. Very little knowledge is available about the mechanism that links family violence in childhood with outcomes in adult life. This retrospective study used data collected from 618 students in institutions of higher education in northern Israel (72.2% female, 86.9% Jewish, average age o...
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
#2Michael Weinberg (University of Haifa)H-Index: 8
ABSTRACTThis article proposes the “gender motivation theory” as a potential starting point for the study of gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Grounded in evolutionary and sociological theories, the gender motivational theory argues that men are generally motivated by status enhancement, whereas women are motivated by risk reduction. Accordingly, the theory considers these differing motivations as the core factor differentiating men and women in challenging situations re...
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
#2Ronit Smadar-Dror (University of Haifa)H-Index: 2
This study examined the relationship between gender, escalatory tendencies, and the use of verbal aggression among four types of heterosexual dyads: couples with no verbal aggression, man-only verbal aggression, woman-only verbal aggression, and both-partner verbal aggression. The study was based on a community sample of 65 couples (130 men and women). The findings show that while there is no gender difference in the prevalence and incidence of verbal aggression, there is a difference in the lev...
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#1Zeev WinstokH-Index: 16
#2Ronit Smadar-DrorH-Index: 2
Last. Michael WeinbergH-Index: 8
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: According to gender motivation theory, men are driven by a desire to enhance their status; whereas, women are motivated by a desire to reduce risk, and the behavioral expressions of those motivations are context-dependent. In order to test this theory in the context of intimate relationships, this study compared men's and women's escalatory tendencies in the initial development of intimate conflict. These tendencies were conceptualized in terms of four attributes: two attributes that represent...
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
#2Michael Weinberg (University of Haifa)H-Index: 8
Last. Ronit Smadar-Dror (University of Haifa)H-Index: 2
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Abstract This article critically reviews the literature on gender differences in intimate partner violence. The review reveals that many researchers view partner violence as an opportunity to learn about gender. This approach is examined and its limitations are pointed out. A reverse approach is proposed which views the study of gender as an opportunity to learn about partner violence. This alternative approach identifies gender motives in general and moves on to explore the expressions of these...
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
In a recent article, Hamby advocates the replacement of the “old” Conflict Tactic Scales used to measure physical partner violence (PV) with a new measurement instrument that represents and supports a thesis that gender use of physical PV is asymmetrical rather than symmetrical. This article takes a critical look at the logic, assumptions, arguments, examples, interpretations, and conclusions, presented in Hamby’s article, and in some cases disagrees with them. Furthermore, this article uses Ham...
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
#2Murray A. Straus (UNH: University of New Hampshire)H-Index: 76
The article provides a general background for this special issue, describing its starting point and goals, and their implementation guidelines.
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#1Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
#2Murray A. Straus (UNH: University of New Hampshire)H-Index: 76
In the longstanding controversy over gender differences in perpetration of physical intimate partner violence (PV), one side argues for gender asymmetry (i.e., mainly men perpetrate PV) and the other side argues for gender symmetry (i.e., women perpetrate PV in similar proportions to men). This article proposes an empirical bridge between the two sides of the controversy, through a typology that inherently recognizes both the symmetrical and asymmetrical aspects of PV. This empirical bridge may ...
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#1Wafa Sowan-Basheer (University of Haifa)H-Index: 2
#2Zeev Winstok (University of Haifa)H-Index: 16
The article addresses the controversy concerning the validity of the asymmetry thesis for physical partner violence (PV) expressed by the feminist paradigm, which for years has been stumping the field’s development. This paradigm links structural inequality between men and women in society with man-to-woman physical violence in intimate relationships. The asymmetry thesis received insufficient direct in-depth empirical examination, and most of the discussion focuses on the ratio of male and fema...
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