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NCJ Number: 114837 Find in a Library
Title: Cognitive Problem-Solving Skills in Antisocial Rapists
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:15  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1988)  Pages:501-514
Author(s): P E Grier
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Claims have been made that sexual offenders are deficient in interpersonal problem-solving skills. This study examined whether incarcerated sexual offenders (N=30) differed in means-ends thinking when compared to a nonoffender control group (N=30).
Abstract: Overall, there were no differences between the two groups on problem-solving skills as measured by the Means-Ends Problem-Solving procedure. On one dependent variable, involving a task that asked the individual to conceptualize a means of reconciliation in a heterosexual relationship, sexual offenders generated fewer means for solving problems than nonoffender controls. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Sex offender profiles
Index Term(s): Interpersonal maturity; Interpersonal relations
Note: Based on a dissertation completed in 1986 at St. Louis University.
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