Gold, Steven R.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Psychology
Men--Sexual behavior; Sex (Psychology)
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.
Thurman, Dale L., "Sensitivity to sexual cues presented outside of awareness in sexually aggressive and nonaggressive males" (1998). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4873.
v, 105 pages
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