Research interests:

The psychology of violence; social psychological explanations of social science epistemology; applications of social psychology to the criminal justice system; social psychological explanations of clinical syndromes; personality disorders.


Dutton, D.G., Lane, R. Koren, T., Bartholomew , K. (2016)  Secure base priming lowers experimentally produced anger. Public Library of Science One, 11(9), eO162374.

Godbout, N., Daspe, ME, Lussier, Y., Sabourin, Y., Dutton, D.G. & Hebert, M. (2016) Early exposure to violence, relationship violence, and relationship satisfaction in adolescents and emerging adults: the role of the romantic partner. Psychological trauma: Theory, research, practice and policy.

Dutton, D.G. (2015) The gender paradigm and custody disputes. International Journal for Family Research and Policy, vol.1 (1), 8-30.

Dutton, D.G. & White, K. (in press) Attachment insecurity and intimate partner violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal.

Dutton, D.G. (2012) The case against the role of gender in intimate partner violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 17 (1), 99-104.

Dutton, D.G. (2011) Transitional mechanisms culminating in extreme violence J. Aggression, Conflict and Peace Studies, 4 (1), 45 -54.

Dutton, D.G., Denny-Keys, M. & Sells, J.R. (2011) Parental personality disorder and its’ effects on children, J. Child Custody, 8 (4), 32- 56.

Clift, R. J. W. & Dutton, D.G. (2011) The abusive personality in women in dating relationships. Partner Abuse, 2, (1), 166 – 189.

Dutton, D. G. (2006). Rethinking Domestic Violence. Vancouver: UBC Press. (426 pages).

Dutton, D.G. (2007) The Abusive Personality: (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.

Dutton, D.G. (2007) The psychology of genocide, massacres and extreme violence. Westport, Conn.: Praeger International.

Dutton, D.G. & Corvo, K. (2006) Transforming a flawed policy: A call to revive psychology and science in domestic violence research and practice. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11 (5), 457 -483.

Turan, S, & Dutton, D.G. ( 2010) Psychic freezing to lethal malevolent authority. J. Aggression, Conflict and Peace Studies, 2 (3),4 -15.

Dutton, D.G., Hamel, J. & Aaronson, J. (2010) The Gender Paradigm in Family Court Processes: Re-balancing the Scales of Justice from Biased Social Science. Journal of Child Custody, 7: 1-31.

Godbout, N Sabourin,S, Lussier,Y. & Dutton, D.G. (2009) Early violence experiences as predictors of intimate violence and marital adjustment, using attachment theory as a conceptual framework Personal Relationships, 16, 365-384.

Dutton, D.G. (2010) The gender paradigm and the architecture of anti-science. Partner Abuse, 1 (1), 5-25.

Dutton, D.G. (2006) Blended behavioral therapy. In A. Baldry (ed). ‘Assessing risk of violence in intimate relationship. A cross cultural perspective. New York: Nova Press.

Dutton, D.G. and Tetreault, C. (2009) Who will act badly in toxic situations? The Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Studies, 1 (1), 45 -57.

Dutton, D.G., Corvo, K.N., Hamel, J. (2009) The gender paradigm in domestic violence research and practice. Part 11: The information website of the American Bar Association. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 13, 159- 177.

Dutton, D.G. (2008) My back pages: Reflections on thirty years of domestic violence research. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 9 (3), 131 -143.