Behavior: Socko Performances on Campus

College lovers, it seems, beat each other up quite often

When Sociologist James Makepeace, 35, surveyed undergraduates at Bemidji State University in Minnesota during the spring of 1979, he came on a finding that surprised him: one of every five students reported being punched, slapped or shoved by their dates or lovers. Says Makepeace, an expert on premarital family violence: "It used to be said that a marriage license was a hitting license, but now we've discovered that on college campuses there's an awful lot of hitting without the license."

After a similar poll at Oregon State University, Family Life Professor June Henton...

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