Cover: Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse, from Harvard University PressCover: Betrayal Trauma in PAPERBACK

Betrayal Trauma

The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674068063

Publication Date: 02/06/1998

Short

240 pages

18 line illustrations, 7 tables

World

This book lays bare the logic of forgotten abuse. Psychologist Jennifer Freyd’s breakthrough theory explaining this phenomenon shows how psychogenic amnesia not only happens but, if the abuse occurred at the hands of a parent or caregiver, is often necessary for survival. Freyd’s book will give embattled professionals, beleaguered abuse survivors, and the confused public a new, clear understanding of the lifelong effects and treatment of child abuse.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1997 Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Women in Psychology
  • 1997 Pierre Janet Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing, International Society for the Study of Dissociation
Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, by Jo Dunkley, from Harvard University Press [Pull quote: “A fascinating, accessible introduction to the universe.”—Publishers Weekly]

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, In Mrs. Tully’s Room: A Childcare Portrait by Vivian Gussin Paley, Harvard University Press

Remembering Vivian Gussin Paley

Renowned educator and author Vivian Gussin Paley died recently. Her former editor at Harvard University Press, Elizabeth Knoll, looks back on her life and work, which emphasized storytelling as an important tool in children’s learning. Vivian Gussin Paley was a small, gray-haired schoolteacher

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.