Chapter 4. Child Sexual Abuse-Related Cognition: Current Research

  1. Theresa A. Gannon DPhil, CPsychol Lecturer lead investigator1,
  2. Tony Ward PhD, DipClinPsyc Director2,
  3. Anthony R. Beech PhD, CPsychol professor Fellow3 and
  4. Dawn Fisher PhD Head Senior Research Fellow4,5
  1. Theresa A. Gannon DPhil, CPsychol Lecturer lead investigator and
  2. Jane Wood Lecturer

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch4

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

How to Cite

Gannon, T. A. and Wood, J. (2007) Child Sexual Abuse-Related Cognition: Current Research, in Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice (eds T. A. Gannon, T. Ward, A. R. Beech and D. Fisher), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6001, New Zealand

  3. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

  4. 4

    Llanarth Court Hospital, Raglan, Wales, NP15 2YD, UK

  5. 5

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2007

Book Series:

  1. Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin6 and
  2. Mary McMurran7

Series Editor Information

  1. 6

    Henry Wellcome Building, School of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK

  2. 7

    School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham, NG3 6AA, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470034026

Online ISBN: 9780470746295

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Keywords:

  • child sexual abuse-related cognition - current research;
  • structure of mental knowledge and associated thoughts perceptions understanding;
  • social cognition, term describing cognitive processes associated with social interactions;
  • knowledge content and structure;
  • social information processing;
  • child sexual abusers' cognition;
  • social-cognitive processing;
  • treatment interventions with offender - using empirically validated theories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Social Cognitive Perspective

  • Child Sexual Abusers' Cognition: Research Evidence

  • Treatment Implications

  • Conclusions and Future Directions

  • References