Latency-Based and Psychophysiological Measures of Sexual Interest Show Convergent and Concurrent Validity.

Ó Ciardha, C., Attard-Johnson, J. and Bindemann, M., 2017. Latency-Based and Psychophysiological Measures of Sexual Interest Show Convergent and Concurrent Validity. Archives of Sexual Behavior. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1007/s10508-017-1133-z

Abstract

Latency-based measures of sexual interest require additional evidence of validity, as do newer pupil dilation approaches. A total of 102 community men completed six latency-based measures of sexual interest. Pupillary responses were recorded during three of these tasks and in an additional task where no participant response was required. For adult stimuli, there was a high degree of intercorrelation between measures, suggesting that tasks may be measuring the same underlying construct (convergent validity). In addition to being correlated with one another, measures also predicted participants' self-reported sexual interest, demonstrating concurrent validity (i.e., the ability of a task to predict a more validated, simultaneously recorded, measure). Latency-based and pupillometric approaches also showed preliminary evidence of concurrent validity in predicting both self-reported interest in child molestation and viewing pornographic material containing children. Taken together, the study findings build on the evidence base for the validity of latency-based and pupillometric measures of sexual interest.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0004-0002
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pedophilia ; Pupil dilation ; Reaction time ; Sexual interest ; Viewing time
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30153
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:03 Jan 2018 10:08
Last Modified:03 Jan 2018 10:09

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