Penile circumference, skin conductance, and ranking responses of child molesters and “Normals” to sexual and nonsexual visual stimuli

  title={Penile circumference, skin conductance, and ranking responses of child molesters and “Normals” to sexual and nonsexual visual stimuli},
  author={Vernon l. Quinsey and Cary M. Steinman and Sidney G. Bergersen and Timothy F. Holmes},
  journal={Behavior Therapy},
Twenty male child molesters confined in a maximum sercurity psychiatric institution were compared with eleven non-sex offender patients from the same institution and ten persons from the community. Each subject was shown a total of 20 slides which were of persons varying in age and sex as well as neutral or nonperson slides. Penile circumference and skin conductance responses (PCRs and SCRs) to the slide stimuli were recorded. PCRs differentiated between the child molesters and “normals” but… Expand

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