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HETEROSEXUAL MALE PERPETRATORS
OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE:
A PRELIMINARY NEUROPSYCHIATRIC
Lisa J. Cohen, Ph.D., Konstantin Nikiforov, M.D.,
Sniezyna Gans, Ph.D., Olga Poznansky, M.S.W.,
Pamela McGeoch, M.A., Carrie Weaver, M.A.,
Enid Gertmanian King, B.A., Ken Cullen, M.S.W.,
and Igor Galynker, M.D., Ph.D.
This paper presents data from a series of prelimary neuropsychiatric studies, in-
cluding neuropsychological, personality, sexual history, plethysmographic and
neuroimaging investigations, on a sample of 22 male, heterosexual, nonexclu-
sive pedophiles and 24 demographically similar healthy controls. A psychobi-
ological model of pedophilia is proposed, positing that early childhood sexual
Lisa J. Cohen, Ph.D., Konstantin Nikiforov, M.D., Carrie Weaver, M.A., and Enid
Gertmanian King, B.A., and Igor Galynker, M.D., Ph.D., are at Beth Israel Medical
Center, New York, NY.
Sniezyna Gans, Ph.D., is at Monteﬁore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.
Olga Poznansky, M.S.W., is at Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New
York, New York.
Pamela McGeoch, M.A., is at New School for Social Research, New York, New York.
Ken Cullen, M.S.W., is at CAP Behavioral Associates, Brooklyn, New York.
Address correspondence to Dr Lisa J. Cohen, Beth Israel Medical Center, 1st Ave. &
16th St., New York, NY 10003; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2002 Human Sciences Press, Inc.