Implicit Cognitive Distortions and Sexual Offending

  title={Implicit Cognitive Distortions and Sexual Offending},
  author={Stephen Mihailides and Grant James Devilly and Tony Ward},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
This work develops and tests the semantic-motivation hypothesis of sexual offenders' implicit cognitions. This hypothesis posits that sexual offenders' cognitive distortions emerge at the interface between implicit motivation and cognition. The semantic-motivation hypothesis is used to guide the development of 3 implicit association tests (IATs). These IATs were used to test for the existence of 3 expected child sexual offender implicit cognitive distortions in child sexual offenders (201C… Expand
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