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Observer Article

Blurred Concepts of Consent

Numerous studies have revealed that the concept of sexual consent is widely misconstrued and distorted. Psychological science shows why these illusions make combatting sexual assaults on college campuses such a daunting task. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Research as Free Speech?

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>


Predicting Resilience in Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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>


Predicting Sexual Crime: Are the Experts Biased?

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>