The Mediator Effect of Psychopathy between Pornography and Sadism

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dc.contributor.advisor Knight, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Liu, Jia
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-19T19:46:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-19T19:46:30Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/27100
dc.description.abstract This study tried to test the mediator effect of psychopathy between pornography and sadism, and investigate the difference of models between the sexual offenders and non-offenders. A total of 529 male adult sexual offenders and 170 community non-offenders were given the MASA version of 3,4,5 or 6. Factor analysis, mediator model, and MANOVA test were used to compare group differences. Results showed that pornography effects on sadism will be mediated by increased psychopathy among offenders in a criminal sample, and among males in a non-criminal sample under certain circumstances. Paraphilic coercive disorder was similar to sadism. Lack of perspective taking and self-centered impulsivity might be the key to distinguish individuals with sexual abuse propensity versus normal people.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Jia Liu 2014
dc.subject psychopathy mediator effect
dc.subject sexual offender
dc.subject pornography
dc.subject sadism
dc.title The Mediator Effect of Psychopathy between Pornography and Sadism
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Psychology
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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