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Chapter 14

PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Frotteurism, Psychopathy, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

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Konstantine Zakzanis

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Chapter 14: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Multiple Choice
3.E Research by Bartlett, Vasey & Bukowski suggest GID in children and adults is
same and labeling children with questionable disorder can stigmatize them
4. B psychotherapy before sex-reassignment surgery includes focusing on option
avail. that are overlooked e.g. removing facial hair or reducing chin size and dealing
with pre-existing psych. problems (e.g. depression/anxiety) D -
6.A Behavioral hypothesis regarding the etiology of exhibitionism is based on the
classical conditioning theory. They expose themselves at the same place and same
7.B change in blood flow to genital area is called tumescence, it is part of the
excitement (2nd) phase of human sexual response cycle.
8.Female sexual arousal disorder was associated with frigidity.
Short Answer
1.Psychologically treating GID by psychologically changing gender orientation is
usually refused by transsexuals. However, Barlow et al. reported case of male w/ GID
who believed he was man after treatment, but still liked men.
2.Paraphilia are attraction to odd sexual activities. Urges must be intense, recurrent
and person has to be distressed by it.
3.Frotteurism is touching of a strangers body with a sexual intent (e.g. w/ genitals),
when the person isnt expecting it. E.g. on subway
4.The relationship between alcohol and sexual offence is that alcohol is usually
consumed before committing a sexual offence. Studies found sexual offenders more
likely to abuse alcohol than non-sexual violent offenders.
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