Enhanced interpretation of nonverbal facial cues in male rapists—a preliminary study

  title={Enhanced interpretation of nonverbal facial cues in male rapists—a preliminary study},
  author={A. James Giannini and K W Fellows},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Interpretation of nonverbal cues was tested in 12 white, male, self-admitting rapists. All rapists were being treated for depression and were between the ages of 20 and 31. All victims were female strangers who had been observed in a social setting. The rapists and 12 age- and class-matched male controls viewed 10 male and 10 female volunteers during a specific gambling trial. Rapists were found to be more accurate than controls in interpreting both female and male nonverbal cues. This enhanced… Expand
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