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NCJ Number: 156348 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Verbal Satiation and Minimal Arousal Conditioning To Reduce Deviant Arousal in the Laboratory
Journal: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1995)  Pages:143-153
Author(s): S R Gray
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Two groups of incarcerated inmates in the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson were assessed by means of plethysmography and treated with two methods to reduce deviant arousal as measured by the test.
Abstract: Group One completed a variation of minimal arousal conditioning, which included masturbating to ejaculation to an appropriate audio tape and then administering ammonia when aroused to a subsequent tape of their deviant interest. Group Two was exposed to a variation of masturbatory satiation followed by the minimal arousal conditioning used with the other group. The 30 participants were tested by plethysmography following each course of treatment. The percentage arousal was analyzed using Mann Whitney U tests of significance. The analysis revealed minimal arousal conditioning to be an effective method of reducing deviant arousal. Tables and 13 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Sex offender treatment
Index Term(s): Arizona; Correctional rehabilitation training; Corrections effectiveness
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