Implicit Cognitive Distortions and Sexual Offending

Implicit Cognitive Distortions and Sexual Offending This work develops and tests the semantic-motivation hypothesis of sexual offenders' implicit cognitions. This hypothesis posits that sexual offenders' cognitive distortions emerge at the interface between implicit motivation and cognition. The semantic-motivation hypothesis is used to guide the development of 3 implicit association tests (IATs). These IATs were used to test for the existence of 3 expected child sexual offender implicit cognitive distortions in child sexual offenders (201C;children as sexual beings,201D; 201C;uncontrollability of sexuality,201D; and 201C;sexual entitlement-bias201D;). Results showed that child sexual offenders had larger IAT effects than did mainstream offenders and male and female nonoffenders for the 201C;children as sexual beings201D; and the 201C;uncontrollability of sexuality201D; implicit theories. Child sexual offenders also had a larger IAT effect than male and female nonoffenders for the 201C;sexual entitlement-bias201D; implicit theory. Implications for the semantic-motivation hypothesis are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Implicit Cognitive Distortions and Sexual Offending

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:SEBU.0000043327.10168.5b
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