Toward a theory of sexual aggression: a quadripartite model.

  title={Toward a theory of sexual aggression: a quadripartite model.},
  author={Gordon C Nagayama Hall and Richard Hirschman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={59 5},
Sexually aggressive behavior against adult females is an increasingly serious societal problem. The need for a unified theoretical model is addressed by integrating the elements of existing models into a quadripartite model in which the heterogeneity of sexual aggressors is accounted for by the prominence of potential etiological factors. The components of the model--physiological sexual arousal, cognitions that justify sexual aggression, affective dyscontrol, and personality problems--function… CONTINUE READING