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Talking about Sexual Assault: Society's Response to Survivors (Psychology of Women Books) (Hardcover)

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This book provides a comprehensive look at women's rape disclosure, addressing such issues as why, how often, and to whom women disclose their sexual assault; how people respond to disclosures; what factors influence how they respond to disclosures; and how these responses affect survivors.

About the Author

Sarah E. Ullman, PhD, is a professor of criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her doctorate in social/developmental psychology from Brandeis University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ullman's research interests focus on violence against women, in particular the sexual victimization of women in adulthood, including the impact of rape on women's mental and physical health, which can include posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidal behavior, problem drinking, and mental health services-seeking. She has studied women's resistance strategies and self-defense training in rape situations and the role of alcohol in sexual assault incidents. Dr. Ullman recently completed a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of survivors of sexual assault that examined how social reactions from formal and informal support sources affect women's coping and recovery from sexual assault, including their posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse outcomes. She has also interviewed both survivors and service providers (advocates and clinicians) about their disclosure and help-seeking experiences and is developing an informal support network intervention for survivors and their social network members.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433807411
ISBN-10: 1433807416
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 209
Language: English
Series: Psychology of Women Books (Hardcover)