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APS Fellow Jefferson M. Fish reflects on the motivations behind institutional review boards' strict regulation of sensitive topics research. ... More>
Child Abuse Witness Status, Gender, Adult Victimization Risk and Adult Victimization Acknowledgement
Witnessing abuse as a child and adult IPV or rape victimization acknowledgement were assessed. Male witnesses reported higher victimization than non-witnesses. Male and female witnesses were more likely than non-witnesses […] More>
New research published in Clinical Psychological Science reveals that certain demographic, personality, and other factors predict the well-being of childhood sexual abuse survivors later in life. ... More>
Leroy Hendricks had a long history of sexually molesting children, including his own stepdaughter and stepson. When he was 21, he was convicted of exposing himself to two girls, and […]... More>
Research on sex and trauma faces an ethical dilemma: how can we find out more about the effects of such psychologically sensitive topics without hurting the people who participate in the study? Institutional review boards that approve research on human subjects believe that asking people about sex and trauma is riskier and more distressing than asking people to complete standard intelligence tests or personality questionnaires. As a result, research that could help us to better understand the psychological consequences of rape, child sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, post-traumatic stress and sexual dysfunctions is often much more difficult to get IRB approval for, despite the potential for this research to inform mental health treatment and support overall well-being. ... More>