Chapter 5. The Implicit Association Test as a Measure of Sexual Interest

  1. David Thornton Ph.D Director Professor Member3 and
  2. D. Richard Laws Ph.D. President4
  1. Nicola S. Gray Professor1,2 and
  2. Robert J. Snowden Professor1

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747551.ch5

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

Gray, N. S. and Snowden, R. J. (2009) The Implicit Association Test as a Measure of Sexual Interest, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardiff University, Cardiff, Bridgend, UK

  2. 2

    Caswell Clinic, Bro-Morgannwg NHS Trust, Bridgend, UK

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. Hollin5 and
  2. Mary McMurran6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    Clinical Division of Psychiatry, University of Leicester, UK

  2. 6

    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:

  • implicit association test as measure of sexual interest;
  • psychophysiological measurements and cognitive methods;
  • confusion of implicit attitudes with implicit measurement of attitudes;
  • implicit association test (IAT) - simultaneous sorting paradigm;
  • psychometric properties of IAT;
  • investigating sexual orientation using IAT;
  • child/sex IAT;
  • service sex offender treatment program (SOTP);
  • IAT, valuable addition to clinician's tool bag in future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Implicit Measures

  • What are ‘Implicit Attitudes’?

  • The Implicit Association Test

  • What Associations can be Measured by the IAT?

  • Methodological Considerations

  • Psychometric Properties of the IAT

  • Faking the IAT

  • Investigating Sexual Orientation using the IAT

  • Child/Sex IAT

  • Clinical use of the IAT

  • Conclusions

  • References