Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on describe a social problem in the field of clinical psychology. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) approximated that in 2008, intimate partner violence comprised 22% of all violence against females and 5% of all violence against males in the country (Truman, 2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (Black, et al., 2011) estimates that nearly half of the (48.4%) females and (48.8%) males in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Another study by BJS (Catalano, Smith, Snyder, &amp. Rand, 2009) states that intimate partners killed an estimate of 1,640 females and 700 males in 2007, about 14% of all the homicides in the country. Given the serious consequences of intimate partner violence and its very close relationship with clinical psychology, the author deems it fit to select the said topic for this paper. In the course of this paper the author will attempt to reveal to the reader different psychological perspectives that seek to explain intimate partner violence.