What is Psychological Abuse? - Definition & Overview


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Psychological abuse is also known as _____.

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1. Which form of psychological abuse involves the abuser acting as if the victim does not exist?

2. Psychological abuse involves _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assist you in evaluating your understanding of psychological abuse and its key characteristics. Use these assessments to test your knowledge of essential information, such as identifying the signs of psychological abuse and how this type of abuse is different from other types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can assist you in recalling:

  • The traits of psychological abusers
  • An alternate name for psychological abuse
  • How psychological abuse differs from other forms of abuse

Skills Practiced

You can practice these skills while you are learning about psychological abuse:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of psychological abuse
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as psychological abuse
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding victims of abuse

Additional Learning

Learn more about the signs of psychological abuse by reading over the accompanying lesson, What is Psychological Abuse? - Definition & Overview. In this lesson, you will find the following objectives:

  • Define psychological abuse
  • Explore what the cycle of abuse involves
  • Identify what psychological abuse looks like
  • Understand the meaning of silent treatment