Rape : Psychopathology, Theory And Treatment Essay

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Rape: Psychopathology, theory and treatment Gannon, T. A., Collie, R. M., Ward, T., & Thakker, J. (2008). Rape: Psychopathology, theory and treatment. Clinical Psychology Review, 28(6), 982+. Retrieved from http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?gwurl=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=PPCJ&sw=w&u=mlin_n_umass&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA180235134&asid=3c616fbc8211e513b96e006b8f8dffd4 Studies have shown that many rapists have undergone some sort of abuse, whether it be sexual, physical, or verbal in their family environments which left them with the inability to create secure attachments in childhood. According to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development Todd, B. (2006). Secure attachment. In G. Davey, Encyclopaedic Dictionary of psychology. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. Retrieved from http://libproxy.uml.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/hodderdpsyc/secure_attachment/0 Forming of secure attachments in childhood is vital to the foundation for “for confident exploration of the environment, so enhancing the potential for cognitive as well as emotional and social development.” In the future, these attachment deficits can lead to lack of ability to form a healthy intimate relationship which can create problems that lead that person towards sexual offending In comparison to other deviant groups such as child molesters who experience much of their abuse from a maternal figure, it has been found that many rapists have their abuse stemming from
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