When sex goes wrong: a behavioral systems perspective on individual differences in sexual attitudes, motives, feelings, and behaviors.

@article{Birnbaum2014WhenSG,
  title={When sex goes wrong: a behavioral systems perspective on individual differences in sexual attitudes, motives, feelings, and behaviors.},
  author={Gurit E. Birnbaum and Mario Mikulincer and Ohad Szepsenwol and Phillip R. Shaver and Moran Mizrahi},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={822-42}
}
In the research program summarized here, we adopted a behavioral systems approach to explain individual differences in human sexual behavior. In the 1st stage, we developed the Sexual System Functioning Scale (SSFS)-a self-report instrument for assessing hyperactivation and deactivation of the sexual system. Sexual hyperactivation involves intense but anxious expressions of sexual desire, whereas sexual deactivation includes inhibition of sexual inclinations. In subsequent stages, we… CONTINUE READING
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