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    Human Sexual Arousal: A Modern Behavioral Approach

    Roche, Bryan and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2002) Human Sexual Arousal: A Modern Behavioral Approach. Behavior Analyst Today, 3 (2). pp. 145-154. ISSN 1539-4352

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    Recent developments in the analysis of derived relational responding have contributed to the behavioral analysis of a wide range of complex human behaviors, including sexual behaviors. In particular, recent research has demonstrated that human sexual arousal patterns can emerge in the absence of a history of instrumental learning or stimulus association. These findings considerably expand the traditional behavioral approach to the analysis of human sexual arousal. The current paper provides an overview of the traditional behavioral approach to the analysis of sexual arousal, and outlines Relational Frame Theory as a modern behavioral approach to human language, cognition, and complex behavior in general. A relational frame approach to the analysis of human sexual arousal is then outlined and its interpretative power in dealing with a range of complex human sexual behavior is demonstrated.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Roche, B., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2002). Human sexual arousal: A modern behavioral approach. The Behavior Analyst Today, 3(2), 145-154.
    Keywords: Human Sexual Arousal; derived relational responding; behavioral analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10668
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 16:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavior Analyst Today
    Publisher: Behavior Analyst Online
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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