Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lilly, Michelle M.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Rape--Social aspects||Rape--Psychological aspects||Clinical psychology

Abstract

This thesis examines the impact of social influences on men and women's risk recognition of sexual assault. Participants completed the Marx and Gross audiotaped date-rape vignette and indicated if, and when, the man in the vignette should refrain from making further sexual advances. In order to examine the impact of social influences, participants completed the task alone or with an opposite sex confederate. Individuals that completed the task with an opposite sex confederate took much longer to make the risk recognition identification. Additional variables, including gender, sexual victimization and perpetration history, rape myth acceptance, social desirability, and physiological arousal, were examined within the social context of risk recognition.

Comments

Includes supplementary digital materials.||Advisors: Michelle M. Lilly.||Committee members: Lisa Paul; Brad Sagarin.

Extent

106 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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