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Psychology II Lecture 31
Sexual Disorder
-paraphilia is a disorder that creates discomfort for the individual and others
-stimulated by something that is not in the norm
Exhibitionism
-sexually arousing fantasy
-male disorder
-have low self-esteem and feel insecure about masculinity
-indecent exposure only makes them feel better for a while
-cycle of exhibitionism: loss of self-esteem, depression, relief, remorse
-reaction of the victim makes them feel powerful
-therapy includes helping the patient to find self-worth
Rape
-non-consensual sexual activity
-from of paraphila
-feel empowered in victim’s resistance
-individual performs such activity when he is being rejected by his partner
-fusion of violence and sexuality
-cycle: hate, anger, fantasy
-planned impulsiveness
-engage in passive planning
-treatment includes teaching them to have empathy for victim
-not a mental disorder
-aversion approach of injecting hormone that creates unpleasant feeling associated with violence
does not work well
Gender identity disorder
-transexuality
-more common in male
-injection of hormone
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Paraphilia is a disorder that creates discomfort for the individual and others. Stimulated by something that is not in the norm. Have low self-esteem and feel insecure about masculinity. Indecent exposure only makes them feel better for a while. Cycle of exhibitionism: loss of self-esteem, depression, relief, remorse. Reaction of the victim makes them feel powerful. Therapy includes helping the patient to find self-worth. Individual performs such activity when he is being rejected by his partner. Treatment includes teaching them to have empathy for victim. Aversion approach of injecting hormone that creates unpleasant feeling associated with violence does not work well.

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