DOMESTIC VIOLENCE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 An action by one person against another with the intent to cause harm. See battered women- child abuse- elder abuse. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: "Joe had lived with domestic violence from Lyn for long enough and wanted a divorce." Related Psychology Terms BATTERED-WOMAN SYNDROME (BWS) CASUALTY REACTIVE AGGRESSION BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME ELDER NEGLECT SPEECH ACT SUICIDE ATTACK BEHAVIOR EMERGENCY INTERVENTION BATTERED-WOMAN SYNDROME (BWS) Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/domestic-violence/ (accessed October 20, 2018).