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The effect of sexual arousal on risky decision-making / Gillian Kennedy

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dc.contributor.advisor Lalumière, Martin L.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Jillian
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T21:13:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T21:13:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3056
dc.description ix, 156 leaves; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Sexual arousal is likely an important situational factor in date rape. Research shows that sexual arousal increases self-reported willingness to engage in sexually aggressive behaviour. Chapter One reviews the situational, perpetrator, and victim characteristics of date rape. Chapter Two describes an experiment that examined the effect of sexual arousal on measures of decision-making, including Risky Choice Task, Balloon Analogue Risk Task, Future Discounting, and on a measure of Viewing Time. Participants were 20 heterosexual men and 22 heterosexual women 18 to 25 years old. Results revealed that sexually aroused women preferred higher variance options compared to women who were not, and the opposite was observed for men. No other significant effects were observed. Chapter Three describes Experiment 2 which included another neutral condition and a measure of sexual decision-making. Results revealed no effect of condition on behavioural or sexual decision-making, nor on viewing times. Chapter Four provides a general discussion and directions for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Decision making -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Risk-taking (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Motivation (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Date rape en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The effect of sexual arousal on risky decision-making / Gillian Kennedy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US


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