According to the Duluth model, a male abuser typically goes through a “cycle” of abuse. In her recent book psychologist Kimberly Taylor details the cycle of the typical female abuser for whom the Duluth model failed to give any account.
In this video lecture Dr. Donald Dutton talks about the subject of domestic violence and of how the associated field of research suffers from groupthink, belief perseverance, and biased assimilation of knowledge.
Whenever you encounter a damaged adult who is racked by deep insecurity, or who is emotionally destructive or physically or sexually violent, you are almost certainly looking at a battered or abused child who has simply grown up. Andy Thomas explains.