Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offendersby David Thornton
New for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Approaches to the Treatment of Sexual Offenders describes and evaluates the current methods of measuring sexual interest in sex offenders - namely penile plethysmography, the Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest, Affinity 2.1, the Implicit Association Test, the Stroop test and the polygraph. The… See more details below
New for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Approaches to the Treatment of Sexual Offenders describes and evaluates the current methods of measuring sexual interest in sex offenders - namely penile plethysmography, the Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest, Affinity 2.1, the Implicit Association Test, the Stroop test and the polygraph. The book also discusses how established cognitive assessment methods such as the attentional blink and the startle probe reflex can be adapted for use with sex offenders. It therefore brings together in one volume all the latest research and practice in this area, along with critical commentary on the effectiveness of each method.
- Publication date:
- Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology Series, #39
- Product dimensions:
- 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
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—Don Grubin, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Newcastle University
Thornton and Laws' book provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on each technology. Written by authoritative sources, this book is likely to move this field of enquiry forward considerably.
— Dr Ruth Mann, Interventions & Substance Misuse Group, National Offender Management Service, England and Wales
This book gives an outstanding overview of current trends in sex offender assessment. Experts in the field deliver insights into novel latency-based testing procedures. The book features chapters on viewing time and choice-reaction time tasks, on modified versions of the Stroop test, on the attentional blink and the startle probe as well as on the implicit association test. Most of these tests originated in cognitive psychological research and are now being fruitfully applied to identify disorders of sexual preference. The exposition is clear and succinct. The book serves as an introduction to and an overview of an exciting new area of research. Within the field of sex offender treatment and assessment, this book will be a highly useful resource for researchers and practitioners alike.
— Dr Andreas Mokros, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Regensburg
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