Social Science Update: Is the partner who decides to initiate a divorce more attractive than the partner who does not initiate?

In 2009, social scientists did a study to compare the attractiveness levels of partners in a divorce. The study focused on individuals who initiated the divorce versus those who did not initiate the divorce. The study looked at 580 divorced individuals between the ages of 20 and 60.

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Social Science Update: How does intimate partner violence and other family violence affect children?

In 2011, social scientists did a study to examine children’s exposure to intimate partner violence and other family violence. The study focused on psychological violence between parents, including threats and displaced aggression such as punching a wall, and violence involving other family members, such as a parent or child hitting a child. The study looked at the past year and lifetimes of 4,500 children in four different age groups: 0-5, 6-9, 10-13, and 14-17.

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