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Portfolio of Study, Practice and Research Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

Moore, Philip. (1995) Portfolio of Study, Practice and Research Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

The penile plethysmograph was used to assess sex offenders’ level of sexual arousal to videotaped stimuli depicting Mutual, Aggression and Rape scenes. Twenty-seven sex offenders detained in Broadmoor Hospital were used as subjects. Normative data were established for mean percentage of maximum sexual arousal across the stimuli set. Subjects’ voluntary control over their sexual response was investigated within an Instructional Control paradigm. Findings suggest that subjects can control their sexual response, to a significant extent, when instructed to do so. Rapists were found not to control their sexual response to Rape stimuli, to a significant degree, however. An association between control of sexual response and cognitive control, as measured on neuropsychological tests of frontal lobe functioning, was explored and some support for this relationship was found. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for the assessment and treatment of sex offenders.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Moore, Philip.
Date : 1995
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1995.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 06 May 2020 14:06
Last Modified : 06 May 2020 14:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/855994

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