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psych lecture 31

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PSYA02H3
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John Bassili

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Psych lecture 31
SEX DISORDERS
Some are treated by mental health practitioners- ability to perform in a satisfactory
manner( men ejaculating etc)
Paraphilias- being turned on by unusual things such as inanimate objects, children,
exhibiting genitals to strangers, inflicting pain to others
oExhibitionism- (indecent exposure)
Recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges and behaviours
involving exposing ones genitals to a stranger
Almost exclusively a male disorder
About half the time, the male has an erection while exposing
Some masturbate while exposing
Exhibitionists are often married and have satisfactory sexual relations
with adult women
Organ most responsible for sexual behaviour- brain.
Higher regions of brain- intellect, emotion...lower parts carry out the
functions
Nfl player- exposed when he was feeling insufficient as a man
Loss of self-esteem can trigger exhibitionism
Loss of self esteem -> depression -> relief -> remorse (repeat)
Most treatment is provided in a group setting
oRape (though not defined as paraphilia in DSM-IV
Related to sociopathy
Act involving non-consensual sexual penetration obtained by physical
force or threat of bodily harm- when the individual is unable to give
consent
Rape and sexual assault are common
28% of uni students across Canada report having been sexually
assaulted in the past year
6% of women living in Winnipeg report having been raped
90% of paraphiliacs are male males are rewarded for manly
and sexual behaviour in society
25% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
People rape because they are anti-social (take what they want),
under the influence of alcohol and drugs, need the victims
resistance to feel in power
Biological connection between sex drive and aggressive
behaviour
Origination of rape in individuals- family factors (aggression),
how women are treated, society/culture
Rape->anger->fantasy
Sexual offenses are usually not impulsive acts planned
impulsiveness
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Psych lecture 31 SEX DISORDERS Some are treated by mental health practitioners- ability to perform in a satisfactory manner( men ejaculating etc) Paraphilias- being turned on by unusual things such as inanimate objects, children, exhibiting genitals to strangers, inflicting pain to others o Exhibitionism- (indecent exposure) Recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges and behaviours involving exposing ones genitals to a stranger Almost exclusively a male disorder About half the time, the male has an erection while exposing Some masturbate while exposing Exhibitionists are often married and have satisfactory sexual relations with adult women Organ most responsible for sexual behaviour- brain. Higher regions of brain- intellect, emotion...lower parts carry out the functions Nfl player- exposed when he was feeling insufficient as a man Loss of self-esteem can trigger exhibitionism Loss of self esteem -> depression -> relief -> remorse (repeat) Most treatment is provided in a group setting o Rape (though not defined as paraphilia in DSM-IV Related to sociopathy
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