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    The Experimental Analysis of Human Sexual Arousal: Some Recent Developments

    Roche, Bryan and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (1998) The Experimental Analysis of Human Sexual Arousal: Some Recent Developments. Behavior Analyst, 21 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 2520-8969

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    Experimental analyses of human sexual arousal have been decidedly sparse. Recent developments in the analysis of derived relational responding, however, have opened the way for a modern behavior-analytic treatment of complex or “novel” human behavior, including specific instances of human sexual arousal. The current article examines some of these developments and their relevance to the analysis of emotional behavior, with a focus on sexual arousal. Recent research that has examined the acquisition of sexual stimulus functions within a relational frame paradigm is then outlined. Finally, a series of relational frame interpretations of a variety of human sexual arousal phenomena is offered.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Roche, B. & Barnes, D. BEHAV ANALYST (1998) 21: 37.
    Keywords: human sexuality; sexual arousal; relational frame theory; stimulus equivalence; derived transfer; respondent; operant;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10682
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 14:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavior Analyst
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing
    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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