Social Proverb Love Is Blind

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Love can definitely be one the strongest emotions an individual may feel throughout their lifetime. At one end it can be like a drug which has you floating endlessly on a cloud, on the other end it can be an anchor, pulling you down with all its might forcing you to drown. The social proverb love is blind can be interpreted as many things, one of which being that when an individual loves someone else they tend to not have the ability to see fault or flaws in the one that they love. In turn the individual being “blind” to the flaws within the relationship are bound to stay which can be detrimental. Social Psychologists have done many studies that tend to prove the social proverb “love is blind to be true. A recent study by Raiford and colleagues …show more content…
A recent study conducted by Milletich and colleagues aimed to find out if witnessing parental violence or being the victim of child abuse was related to college students partaking in violence or reporting being in an abusive relationship. This study was used to expand on previous research conducted by Riggs and O 'Leary (1996) that have found that people who have experienced abuse while growing up were more likely to be the victim or perpetrator of intimate partner violence. In order to expand the researchers added the aspect of not only physical abuse, but emotional abuse as well. The participants in this study were given a survey that measured how much the participant had witnessed parental violence during their childhood from both their mother and father. From this survey two scores were made: mother to father violence and father to mother violence. The participants were then given a survey that measured the amount of emotional abuse the participant had endured during their childhood; this was conducted by asking the individual to measure both their negative and positive experiences that they endured through their parents while growing up. Lastly the participants were measured on a scale that recorded how often the participant had acted violently toward their partner. The results of this study showed that women who had experienced childhood parental …show more content…
There are many things that put children at risk for abuse, some of these things include domestic violence, parental drug abuse and having a parent who has been abused. In a recent study done by Henschel, Bruin, and Mohler(2013) a study was done to examine if mothers who had been exposed to child abuse had less self-control with their own children and if lower levels of self control in these women caused them to be more likely to abuse their children. The last variable measured in this study was if these women were likely to abuse their children, would it in turn result in lower self-control for their children(Henschel et al., 2013). Within this study self-control was defined as how well an individual was able to handle their own thoughts and behaviors(Henschel et al., 2013). The participants in this study consisted of both mothers who had experienced abuse during their childhood and mothers who were not abused while growing up, the mothers who had not been exposed to child abuse were used a control in the experiment. The toddler children of these participants were also used in this study to measure the self-control of children who have mothers that were exposed to child abuse. The participants then took a childhood trauma questionnaire that measured abuse and neglect an individual was exposed to in childhood. Following the questionnaire the participants then took a

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