Situating maltreatment in the social context: challenges for research

Luke, Nikki and Banerjee, Robin (2013) Situating maltreatment in the social context: challenges for research. Developmental Review, 33 (3). pp. 279-284. ISSN 0273-2297

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This article is a reply to Kagan’s (in press) commentary on our earlier article (Luke & Banerjee, 2013), which presented a meta-analysis and systematic review of research on the links between childhood maltreatment and social understanding. We address Kagan’s comments about the depiction of maltreatment as an isolated independent variable, and consider the specific obstacles faced by researchers in this area when seeking to understand the role played by social–contextual factors. We also consider how Kagan’s extension of our argument about heterogeneity in maltreated samples might usefully be applied to future research with this vulnerable group.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lene Hyltoft
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 22:35

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