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NCJ Number: 169158 Find in a Library
Title: Assessment, Psychosexual Profiling, and Treatment of Exhibitionists
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:23  Issue:3/4  Dated:special issue (1996)  Pages:103-123
Author(s): B R S Rosser; S M Dwyer
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 21
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Demographic and psychosexual profiles of 72 male exposers who presented for assessment and/or treatment between 1976 and 1993 at a midwestern university sexual health clinic were investigated, and associated diagnoses and treatment variables were measured.
Abstract: Against the stereotype of exposers as men who expose to women, 12 percent reported exposing to men as well. Subject scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory showed exposers had higher levels of psychopathology and sexual/gender nonconformity than other men. Indications of thought disorder and depression were also found. Mean scores on the Tennessee Self- Concept Scale depicted exposers as less integrated and more internally conflicted. On the Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory, exposers reported average sexual satisfaction but a greater number of sexually related symptoms and poorer affect. On all scales, differences were identified between single and married exposers, between court referrals and volunteers, and between those with single and multiple diagnoses. A psychosexual construct is proposed to explain exposing behavior. 40 references, 5 tables, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Indecency; Male offenders; Mental disorders; Mentally ill offenders; Offender statistics; Personality assessment; Psychological research; Self concept; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; Sexual behavior
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