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dc.contributor.authorSpokes, Taraen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Hine, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.authorD. G. Marks, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorQuain, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Lykins, Amyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:45:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:45:45Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-0002en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10508-014-0277-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/64953
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated whether working memory capacity (WMC) moderated the relationship between physiological arousal and sexual decision making. A total of 59 men viewed 20 consensual and 20 non-consensual images of heterosexual interaction while their physiological arousal levels were recorded using skin conductance response. Participants also completed an assessment of WMC and a date-rape analogue task for which they had to identify the point at which an average Australian male would cease all sexual advances in response to verbal and/or physical resistance from a female partner. Participants who were more physiologically aroused by and spent more time viewing the non-consensual sexual imagery nominated significantly later stopping points on the date-rape analogue task. Consistent with our predictions, the relationship between physiological arousal and nominated stopping point was strongest for participants with lower levels of WMC. For participants with high WMC, physiological arousal was unrelated to nominated stopping point. Thus, executive functioning ability (and WMC in particular) appears to play an important role in moderating men's decision making with regard to sexually aggressive behavior.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1137en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1148en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArchives of Sexual Behavioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode169999en_US
dc.titleArousal, Working Memory Capacity, and Sexual Decision-Making in Menen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSpokes, Tara


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