Men’s Experiences with Partner Aggression Project

The Men’s Experiences with Partner Aggression Project is an ongoing research endeavor housed at Clark University that is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Denise A. Hines, Ph.D., Clark University Department of Psychology, and Emily M. Douglas, Ph.D., Bridgewater State University School of Social Work are the lead researchers.

Our goal is to better understand the experiences of men who are in relationships with women who use violence. Extensive research has shown that men are at risk for sustaining partner violence in their relationships, yet few studies have investigated their experiences, and there are few resources available to such men. This is an under-recognized problem in the United States, and by conducting this research, we hope to provide much needed information on these men, their relationships, and their needs.

Our current research project focuses on men who have ever experienced aggression from a female partner, what their relationships were like, their current well-being, and the well-being of any children involved in these relationships. If you are interested in participating in this survey, please Click Here to Participate.

If you are a practitioner who would like an ad to distribute regarding the study, please contact Dr. Hines at, for either a paper copy or electronic copy of the study advertisement.

Source: ClarkU