Chapter 3. Affinity: The Development of a Self-Report Assessment of Paedophile Sexual Interest Incorporating a Viewing Time Validity Measure

  1. David Thornton Ph.D Director Professor Member2 and
  2. D. Richard Laws Ph.D. President3
  1. David V. Glasgow Head1,3,‡

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747551.ch3

Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

How to Cite

Glasgow, D. V. (2009) Affinity: The Development of a Self-Report Assessment of Paedophile Sexual Interest Incorporating a Viewing Time Validity Measure, in Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders (eds D. Thornton and D. R. Laws), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747551.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 3

    Co-Director Pacific Psychological Assessment Corp., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Carlton Glasgow Partnership, Colne, Lancashire, UK

  2. 3

    Co-Director Pacific Psychological Assessment Corp., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  1. The author of this chapter is the developer of the Affinity assessment procedure, which is distributed by Pacific Psychological Assessment Corporation (PPAC). He has received royalties on software sales from PPAC and also subsidized travel to the United States

  1. All human images appearing in this chapter are commercially available stock photography licensed to the author for the purposes of software development and publication in print

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin4 and
  2. Mary McMurran5

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Clinical Division of Psychiatry, University of Leicester, UK

  2. 5

    School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057810

Online ISBN: 9780470747551

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Keywords:

  • self-report assessment of paedophile sexual interest and viewing time validity measure;
  • unobtrusive viewing time (VT) validity scale;
  • affinity development;
  • deviant sexual interest in sex offender populations;
  • affinity, paradigms as archetype ranking;
  • image-rating task;
  • affinity rating scale and sample image;
  • seven images corresponding to pre-juvenile female archetype;
  • issue of available choices;
  • relationship between age categories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Development of Affinity

  • Archetype Ranking

  • Image-Rating Task

  • Ipsatized Scores in Affinity

  • Data Arising from Affinity

  • Conclusions and some Speculation

  • References