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Aileen Wuornos Psychology

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The effects of the sexual and verbal abuse that Aileen Wuornos without a doubt shaped her view of herself as well as how the world viewed her. She had been abused practically from the moment she was born, as reported in a publication titled Serial murder and the case of Aileen Wuornos: attachment theory, psychopathy, and predatory aggression (Arrigo & Griffin, 2004). Aileen Wuornos’ life experiences prior to the age of thirteen were of abandonment, various forms of abuse, neglect, accompanied with an overall sense of not being good enough. As a child she had no control over her circumstances, furthermore she did not know that those actions were wrong. When she began prostituting at the age of nine it is doubtful she knew what she was doing
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