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“Use of Pornography in the Criminal and Developmental Histories of Sexual Offenders”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Use of Pornography in the Criminal and Developmental Histories of Sexual Offenders"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Carter, Daniel Lee, et al.
Date: 09/30/2015

Abstract The present study examined exposure to and use of pornography in the familial, developmental and criminal histories of 38 rapists and 26 child molesters incarcerated at the Massachusetts Treatment Center. While both groups reported similar exposure to pornography in the home and during development, child molesters indicated significantly more exposure than rapists in adulthood […]

“Sexual Harassment of Women Working as Room Attendants within 5-Star Hotels”

Posted on November 9, 2016, in Personal Experiences, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: "Sexual Harassment of Women Working as Room Attendants within 5-Star Hotels"
Publication: Gender, Work & Organization
Author: Kensbock, Sandra, et al.
Date: 10/08/2014

Abstract Given the gendered power relations and the isolated nature of women hotel room attendants’ working environments, guest-initiated sexual harassment experienced by room attendants is a significant, under-investigated problem. This study of women attendants’ experiences of sexual harassment was conducted in 5-star hotels located on the Gold Coast — a notable tourism destination — of […]

“Acting Like a Tough Guy: Violent-Sexist Video Games, Identification with Game Characters, Masculine Beliefs, & Empathy for Female Violence Victims”

Posted on November 9, 2016, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Acting Like a Tough Guy: Violent-Sexist Video Games, Identification with Game Characters, Masculine Beliefs, & Empathy for Female Violence Victims"
Publication: PLoS one
Author: Gabbiadini, Alessandro, et al.
Date: 04/13/2016

Abstract Empathy—putting oneself in another’s shoes—has been described as the “social glue” that holds society together. This study investigates how exposure to sexist video games can decrease empathy for female violence victims. We hypothesized that playing violent-sexist video games would increase endorsement of masculine beliefs, especially among participants who highly identify with dominant and aggressive […]

“The Relation Between Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Aggression in a Substance-Dependent Population”

Posted on November 9, 2016, in Addiction, Brain Science, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "The Relation Between Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Aggression in a Substance-Dependent Population"
Publication: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Author: Elmquist, JoAnna, et al.
Date: 12/28/2015

ABSTRACT Research supports a high comorbidity between compulsive sexual behaviors (CSBs) and substance use disorders (SUDs), which are both classified by increased impulsivity. Literature has also indicated that increased impulsivity and substance use are associated with aggression. However, no known research has examined the relationship between CSBs and aggression among a substance-dependent population. The purpose […]

“Adult Victimization in Female Survivors of Childhood Violence and Abuse: The Contribution of Multiple Types of Violence”

Posted on November 9, 2016, in Children, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: "Adult Victimization in Female Survivors of Childhood Violence and Abuse: The Contribution of Multiple Types of Violence"
Publication: Violence Against Women
Author: Aakvaag, HF, et al.
Date: 08/10/2016

Abstract Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a well-established risk factor for adult victimization in women, but little is known about the importance of relationship to perpetrator and exposure to other violence types. This study interviewed 2,437 Norwegian women (response rate = 45.0%) about their experiences with violence. Logistic regression analyses were employed to estimate associations […]

“Adult Pornography and Violence against Women in the Heartland: Results from a Rural Southeast Ohio Study”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Women

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Title: "Adult Pornography and Violence Against Women in the Heartland Results From a Rural Southeast Ohio Study"
Publication: Violence Against Women
Author: DeKeseredy, Walter S., et al.
Date: 05/22/2016

Abstract Many rural parts of the United States are now “pornified.” There is growing quantitative evidence revealing that rural women are at higher risk of being victimized by intimate violence than their urban and suburban counterparts. In-depth interviews with 55 rural southeast Ohio women who wanted to leave, were trying to leave, or were in […]

“A Meta-Analysis of Pornography Consumption and Actual Acts of Sexual Aggression in General Population Studies”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "A Meta‐Analysis of Pornography Consumption and Actual Acts of Sexual Aggression in General Population Studies"
Publication: Journal of Communication
Author: Wright, Paul J., et al.
Date: 12/29/2015

Abstract Whether pornography consumption is a reliable correlate of sexually aggressive behavior continues to be debated. Meta-analyses of experimental studies have found effects on aggressive behavior and attitudes. That pornography consumption correlates with aggressive attitudes in naturalistic studies has also been found. Yet, no meta-analysis has addressed the question motivating this body of work: Is […]

“Use of Pornography and Self-Reported Engagement in Sexual Violence among Adolescents”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Use of pornography and self-reported engagement in sexual violence among adolescents."
Publication: European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Author: Bonino, Silvia, et al.
Date: 02/17/2007

Abstract This cross-sectional study examined 804 adolescents, boys and girls, aged from 14 to 19 years, attending different types of high schools in the northwest of Italy; the questionnaire “Me and My Health” (Bonino, 1996, Bonino, S. 1996. Questionario: Io e la mia salute, Torino, , Italy: Regione Piemonte, Assessorato alla Sanità.) was used to collect […]

“The Consumption of Internet Child Pornography and Violent and Sex Offending”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Child Pornography, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "The Consumption of Internet Child Pornography and Violent and Sex Offending"
Publication: BMC Psychiatry
Author: Endrass, Jérôme, et al.
Date: 07/14/2009

Abstract Background There is an ongoing debate on whether consumers of child pornography pose a risk for hands-on sex offenses. Up until now, there have been very few studies which have analyzed the association between the consumption of child pornography and the subsequent perpetration of hands-on sex offenses. The aim of this study was to […]

“Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Research, Sexting, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People's Intimate Relationships: A European Study"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Stanley, Nicky, et al.
Date: 03/10/2016

Abstract New technology has made pornography increasingly accessible to young people, and a growing evidence base has identified a relationship between viewing pornography and violent or abusive behavior in young men. This article reports findings from a large survey of 4,564 young people aged 14 to 17 in five European countries which illuminate the relationship […]