Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gold, Steven R.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Men--Sexual behavior||Sex (Psychology)

Abstract

This thesis tested the hypothesis that sexually aggressive males attend to available sexual cues at a higher rate than nonsexually aggressive males. A dichotic listening task was used to test the hypothesis. During the dichotic listening task, participants were presented with sexual, double entendre, and neutral cues to the unattended ear. A secondary probe task served as a measure of attention allocated to the three types of cues presented to the unattended ear. The results suggested sexually aggressive men, when presented with sexual cues, did not allocate attentional resources any differently than nonsexually aggressive males. Further analysis suggested that all males in the study responded to all cues in a similar manner.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [57]-61)

Extent

v, 105 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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