Using behavior-analytic implicit tests to assess sexual interests among normal and sex-offender populations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220794
Title:
Using behavior-analytic implicit tests to assess sexual interests among normal and sex-offender populations
Authors:
Roche, B. (Bryan); O'Reilly, A. (Anthony); Gavin, A. (Amanda); Ruiz, M. R. (Maria); Arancibia, G. (Gabriela)
Citation:
Roche, B., O'Reilly, A., Gavin, A., Ruiz, M. R. and Arancibia, G. (2012) 'Using behavior-analytic implicit tests to assess sexual interests among normal and sex-offender populations', Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2 [Online].
Publisher:
Co-Action Publishing
Journal:
Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
Issue Date:
15-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220794
DOI:
10.3402/snp.v2i0.17335
Additional Links:
http://www.socioaffectiveneuroscipsychol.net/index.php/snp/article/view/17335
Abstract:
Background: The development of implicit tests for measuring biases and behavioral predispositions is a recent development within psychology. While such tests are usually researched within a social-cognitive paradigm, behavioral researchers have also begun to view these tests as potential tests of conditioning histories, including in the sexual domain. Objective: The objective of this paper is to illustrate the utility of a behavioral approach to implicit testing and means by which implicit tests can be built to the standards of behavioral psychologists. Design: Research findings illustrating the short history of implicit testing within the experimental analysis of behavior are reviewed. Relevant parallel and overlapping research findings from the field of social cognition and on the Implicit Association Test are also outlined. Results: New preliminary data obtained with both normal and sex offender populations are described in order to illustrate how behavior-analytically conceived implicit tests may have potential as investigative tools for assessing histories of sexual arousal conditioning and derived stimulus associations. Conclusion: It is concluded that popular implicit tests are likely sensitive to conditioned and derived stimulus associations in the history of the test-taker rather than ‘unconscious cognitions’, per se.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
implicit association test; function acquisition speed test; relational frame theory; stimulus equivalence; sex offenders; sexual interests
EISSN:
2000-9011
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/04/2012].

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dc.contributor.authorRoche, B. (Bryan)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, A. (Anthony)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGavin, A. (Amanda)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, M. R. (Maria)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorArancibia, G. (Gabriela)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T14:28:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T14:28:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-15-
dc.identifier.citationSocioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology; 2 (2012) incl Supplementsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3402/snp.v2i0.17335-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/220794-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The development of implicit tests for measuring biases and behavioral predispositions is a recent development within psychology. While such tests are usually researched within a social-cognitive paradigm, behavioral researchers have also begun to view these tests as potential tests of conditioning histories, including in the sexual domain. Objective: The objective of this paper is to illustrate the utility of a behavioral approach to implicit testing and means by which implicit tests can be built to the standards of behavioral psychologists. Design: Research findings illustrating the short history of implicit testing within the experimental analysis of behavior are reviewed. Relevant parallel and overlapping research findings from the field of social cognition and on the Implicit Association Test are also outlined. Results: New preliminary data obtained with both normal and sex offender populations are described in order to illustrate how behavior-analytically conceived implicit tests may have potential as investigative tools for assessing histories of sexual arousal conditioning and derived stimulus associations. Conclusion: It is concluded that popular implicit tests are likely sensitive to conditioned and derived stimulus associations in the history of the test-taker rather than ‘unconscious cognitions’, per se.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.socioaffectiveneuroscipsychol.net/index.php/snp/article/view/17335en_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/04/2012].en_GB
dc.subjectimplicit association testen_GB
dc.subjectfunction acquisition speed testen_GB
dc.subjectrelational frame theoryen_GB
dc.subjectstimulus equivalenceen_GB
dc.subjectsex offendersen_GB
dc.subjectsexual interestsen_GB
dc.titleUsing behavior-analytic implicit tests to assess sexual interests among normal and sex-offender populationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2000-9011-
dc.identifier.journalSocioaffective Neuroscience & Psychologyen_GB
or.citation.harvardRoche, B., O'Reilly, A., Gavin, A., Ruiz, M. R. and Arancibia, G. (2012) 'Using behavior-analytic implicit tests to assess sexual interests among normal and sex-offender populations', Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2 [Online].en_GB
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