Sexual responding of "nonrapists" to aggressive sexual themes

Normative data

William Murphy, Mary R. Haynes, Emily M. Coleman, Barry Flanagan

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Abstract

The present study presents data relevant to the sexual responding to aggressive cues of a large sample of nonrapist males recruited from the community. Two hundred three subjects received physiological assessment of sexual arousal to heterosexual and rape stimuli. Results indicated that under instructions not to interfere with sexual responding, approximately 80% of the nonrapists would be correctly classified, which was significantly different from chance. However, under instructions to suppress arousal, classification was no better than chance. The rape index was not related to age, socioeconomic status, sexual experience, or amount of arousal shown in the laboratory. However, there was a small but significant relationship to IQ. Overall, the data suggest that for instructions not to interfere with responding, the error rate seen in this larger-scale sample was equivalent to that in previous studies using smaller normative samples and that classification in general is not biased by the subject characteristics measured in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1985

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Arousal
Rape
Heterosexuality
Social Class
Cues

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Sexual responding of "nonrapists" to aggressive sexual themes : Normative data. / Murphy, William; Haynes, Mary R.; Coleman, Emily M.; Flanagan, Barry.

In: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.03.1985, p. 37-47.

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Murphy, William ; Haynes, Mary R. ; Coleman, Emily M. ; Flanagan, Barry. / Sexual responding of "nonrapists" to aggressive sexual themes : Normative data. In: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 1985 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 37-47.
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