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“Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Family, Psychological, Research, Self-Image, Teens

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Title: "Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Violent Nonsexual Offenders, and Status Offenders"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10.1
Author: Ford, Michelle E., and Jean Ann Linney
Date: 03/10/1995

Abstract Juvenile sexual offenders, violent nonsexual offenders, and status offenders were compared using psychometric instruments to assess intrafamily violence, quality of offender social skills, interpersonal relationships, and self-concept. Self-report and record data were gathered on family history, education, behavior problems, criminal history, history of abuse, exposure to pornography, and early childhood memories. Juvenile child molesters […]

“Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Children, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies"
Publication: Psychological bulletin 113.1
Author: Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A., Linda M. Williams, and David Finkelhor
Date: 01/09/1993

Abstract A review of 45 studies clearly demonstrates that sexually abused children have more symptoms than nonabused children, with abuse accounting for 15–45% of the variance. Fears, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem occurred most frequently among a long list of symptoms noted, but no one symptom characterized a majority […]

“Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking"
Publication: Journal of interpersonal violence
Author: Farley, Melissa, et al.
Date: 08/31/2015

Abstract We investigated attitudes and behaviors associated with prostitution and sexual aggression among 101 men who buy sex and 101 age-, education-, and ethnicity-matched men who did not buy sex. Both groups tended to accept rape myths, be aware of harms of prostitution and trafficking, express ambivalence about the nature of prostitution, and believe that […]

“Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Research, Self-Image, Sexting, Teens

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Title: "Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds"
Publication: MARC Research Reports.
Author: Englander, Elizabeth
Date: 07/10/2012

Abstract This report describes research conducted in 2011 and 2012 on 617 subjects, 30% of whom reported sexting. The report details the frequency of sexting behaviors as well as the relationship between coerced and non-coerced sexting, sexting and gender differences, characteristics of sexters, and data on risk of discovery and social conflict following engaging in […]

“Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Addiction, Internet, Research

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Title: "Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It's All about Sex!"
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior 9.1
Author: Meerkerk, Gert-Jan, Regina JJM Van Den Eijnden, and Henk FL Garretsen
Date: 02/23/2006

Abstract The objective of this research was to assess the predictive power of various Internet applications on the development of compulsive Internet use (CIU). The study has a two-wave longitudinal design with an interval of 1 year. The first measurement contained 447 adult heavy Internet users who used the Internet at least 16 h per […]

“Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Personal Experiences, Prostitution, Research, Statistics

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Title: "Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex"
Publication: Chicago: Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Author: Durchslag, Rachel, and Samir Goswami
Date: 05/15/2008

Executive Summary In December of 2006 and June of 2007 the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Prostitution Research and Education (PRE), and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) launched a research initiative in Chicago to investigate the cognitive and behavioral patterns of men who purchase sex. A team of ten individuals, including three […]

“Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Brain Science, Physiological, Research, Teens

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Title: "Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors"
Publication: Brain and Cognition
Author: Doremus-Fitzwater, Tamara L., Elena I. Varlinskaya, and Linda P. Spear
Date: 02/16/2010

Abstract Adolescence is an evolutionarily conserved developmental phase characterized by hormonal, physiological, neural and behavioral alterations evident widely across mammalian species. For instance, adolescent rats, like their human counterparts, exhibit elevations in peer-directed social interactions, risk-taking/novelty seeking and drug and alcohol use relative to adults, along with notable changes in motivational and reward-related brain regions. […]

Adolescents’ Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes

Posted on November 22, 2016, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Adolescents' Sexual Media Use and Willingness to Engage in Casual Sex: Differential Relations and Underlying Processes
Publication: Human Communication Research
Author: Oosten, Johanna MF, Jochen Peter, and Laura Vandenbosch
Date: 10/20/2016

Abstract The present study investigated the relationship between different types of sexual media use (i.e., sexually explicit internet material, sexually oriented reality TV, and sexy self-presentations on social network sites) and adolescents’ willingness to engage in casual sex, as well as underlying sociocognitive processes of this relationship. Drawing on a longitudinal three-wave panel study among […]

“Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal

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Title: "Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality"
Publication: Beacon Press
Author: Dines, Gail
Date: 04/26/2011

Book Synopsis Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into […]

“Multi-Person Sex among a Sample of Adolescent Female Urban Health Clinic Patients”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Research, Sexual Violence, Teens, Women

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Title: "Multi-Person Sex among a Sample of Adolescent Female Urban Health Clinic Patients"
Publication: Journal of Urban Health 89.1
Author: Rothman, Emily F., et al.
Date: 12/09/2011

Abstract Adolescent sexual activity involving three or more people is an emerging public health concern. The goal of this exploratory, cross-sectional study was to describe the prevalence, correlates, and context of multiple-person sex among a sample of adolescent females seeking health care from an urban clinic. Because sex involving multiple people may either be consensual […]