The Effects of Exposure to Virtual Child Pornography on Viewer Cognitions and Attitudes Toward Deviant Sexual Behavior

@article{Paul2008TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Exposure to Virtual Child Pornography on Viewer Cognitions and Attitudes Toward Deviant Sexual Behavior},
  author={Bryant Paul and Daniel G. Linz},
  journal={Communication Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={3 - 38}
}
  • B. Paul, D. Linz
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Psychology
  • Communication Research
Assumptions regarding the harmful effects of exposure to virtual child pornography are tested in a laboratory experiment. Based on a lexical decision-making task, participants exposed to sexually explicit depictions of females who appear to be minors (“barely legal” pornography) were faster to recognize sexual words after being primed with neutral depictions of girls compared to participants who were preexposed to adult pornography. Trend analysis showed that participants took longer to… 
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