Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Always a Voice

Empowering Survivors of Abuse & Trauma

Thought Spot

Thought Spot

"DARVO" Information

Posted on 21 June, 2017 at 16:10

An Overview, by Dr. Pamela Pine

"Exploring DARVO [Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender] aids in understanding how perpetrators are able to enforce victims’ silence through the mechanism of self-blame." Important information coming from researcher Jennifer Freyd!

"Dear Colleagues [writes Jennifer to Pamela Pine and others on June 1, 2017],

I usually wait until we have the final print version of a new publication before making an announcement but in this case the material is so timely that I want you to know the “Version of Record” of this paper is published on-line and it is Open Access too. Please spread the word to those you think who would be interested. The only difference between this version and the final version will be the addition of specific volume, issue, and page numbers.

Harsey, S., Zurbriggen, E., & Freyd, J.J. (in press). Perpetrator Responses to Victim Confrontation: DARVO and Victim Self-Blame. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. DOI:

Published OPEN ACCESS online: 01 June 2017

Perpetrators of violence often use a strategy of Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender (DARVO) to confuse and silence their victims. Although some previous research has examined the individual elements of DARVO, this is the first study to directly examine DARVO as a unitary concept and to investigate how it relates to feelings of self-blame among victims. Subsequently, 138 undergraduate students were asked to report on a time they confronted an individual over a wrong-doing. DARVO was assessed with a new measure constructed for this study. Analyses revealed that: (1) DARVO was commonly used by individuals who were confronted; (2) women were more likely to be exposed to DARVO than men during confrontations; (3) the three components of DARVO were positively correlated, supporting the theoretical construction of DARVO; and (4) higher levels of exposure to DARVO during a confrontation were associated with increased perceptions of self-blame among the confronters. These results provide evidence for the existence of DARVO as a perpetrator strategy and establish a relationship between DARVO exposure and feelings of self-blame. Exploring DARVO aids in understanding how perpetrators are able to enforce victims’ silence through the mechanism of self-blame.

For other current papers available on-line in either final form or accepted form see:

For more on DARVO see"

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply air jordan
13:09 on 22 April, 2022 
My wife and i ended up being really ecstatic that Chris could finish up his research through the precious recommendations he got from your own web page. It's not at all simplistic to simply happen to be releasing procedures which others could have been selling. And we take into account we have the website owner to thank for this. All the explanations you have made, the easy website menu, the friendships you can aid to create - it's got most sensational, and it is leading our son in addition to the family reckon that that topic is excellent, and that's seriously important. Many thanks for the whole lot!
air jordan
Reply supreme outlet
4:23 on 20 April, 2022 
Thanks so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally spectacular chance to discover important secrets from this web site. It can be very awesome and also jam-packed with amusement for me personally and my office mates to visit your website minimum three times in one week to find out the latest tips you have. Of course, I'm just actually contented considering the impressive methods served by you. Certain 2 points in this posting are undeniably the most beneficial we have ever had.
supreme outlet
Reply bape
0:17 on 19 April, 2022 
I truly wanted to compose a word to express gratitude to you for all of the unique techniques you are giving out on this site. My rather long internet lookup has now been rewarded with pleasant points to exchange with my friends and family. I would suppose that we site visitors are very much lucky to live in a wonderful website with very many marvellous people with useful solutions. I feel really blessed to have seen your entire webpage and look forward to really more exciting moments reading here. Thank you again for a lot of things.
Reply Fransisca2000
11:09 on 18 April, 2022 
Reply off white
21:08 on 17 April, 2022 
I needed to send you the little bit of observation in order to thank you so much over again for your personal wonderful guidelines you've provided on this page. It was quite tremendously open-handed with you to supply unhampered what exactly numerous people would've sold as an ebook to help make some profit for themselves, precisely considering that you might well have done it if you ever considered necessary. Those good ideas likewise acted to be the good way to realize that other people online have the same keenness similar to my personal own to know more and more in regard to this issue. I am certain there are many more fun times up front for individuals that browse through your website.
off white
Reply Rudolph1978
17:10 on 15 April, 2022