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The Psychological Explanations of Rape

Summary: This essay deals with three main psychological explanations of rape. They consist of the evolutionary approach, feminist approach and the social learning approach.
Rape is an experience which shakes the foundations of the lives of the victims. For many its effect is long term, impairing their capacity for personal relationships, altering their behaviour and values and generating fear, Temkin (1986:17).

Rape is an extremely controversial issue and this notion is supported based on the fact that basic definitions and explanations of rape usually directly correlate with a state's lawful definition of rape. This proves problematic as many people's explanations and definitions of rape are quite different to that of the law. Social science theorists argue that rape is a learned action with which society plays a crucial role, Ellis (1989). Based on this theory it seems only logical to propose that there should be differing definitions and explanations of rape from generation to generation. A good example to consider is that of older generations who are less likely to use marital rape as...

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