Congratulations to Dr Ross Bartels who, with his colleagues, has published a 3-study paper in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, entitled ‘Tracking Mouse Trajectories Related to Decisions About Sexual Interest’.
Bartels, R. M., Lister, V. P., Imhoff, R., & Banse, R. (2019). Tracking mouse trajectories related to decisions about sexual interest. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advanced online version, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-1436-3
The paper examines whether mousetracking (a measure of real-time decision-making) can be applied to the assessment of sexual interest, both typical (i.e., towards men or women) and atypical (i.e., towards children vs. adults). Studies 1 and 2 show that men identifying as same-gender attracted or opposite-gender attracted produced the expected pattern of responses (e.g., less curved mouse trajectories and faster response latencies towards their preferred sexual category), while Study 3 showed this same pattern with regards to an interest in adults (versus children) in a teleiophilic sample from the general population. These findings provide advantages over other forms of assessment, as mousetracking highlights the real-time decisions being made towards stimuli. The importance of considering perspective-taking when assessing sexual interest are also discussed. The findings also have implications for the assessment of atypical (or offence-related) interests in forensic populations; a goal for future research.
The paper can be read (via an Enhanced PDF) at: https://rdcu.be/bFRt8
Dr Ross Bartels has (in collaboration with Professor Theresa Gannon) contributed a chapter entitled “Theories of Rapists” in the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology.
Details of the book can be found here
Louise Canacott – a DClinPsy trainee- and Dr Nima Moghaddam have had a new article published:
Canacott, L., Moghaddam, N., & Tickle, A. (2019). Is the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) efficacious for improving personal and clinical recovery outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/prj0000368
The meta-analyses revealed that, relative to control conditions, WRAP was: (a) superior for promoting self-perceived recovery outcomes (demonstrating a small-but-significant pooled effect), but (b) not superior for reducing clinical symptomatology. However, restriction to randomized-controlled trials revealed one small effect favoring WRAP for reducing depression.
Congratulations to Dr Phil Willmot who has been awarded an ‘Early Career Researcher Grant’ by the Association of Commonwealth Universities to present at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference in Montreal (25-27th June, 2019).
Congratulations to Louise Calver (a DClinPsy trainee) and Dr Nima Moghaddam have had a new article published examining how patients adjust to to the experience of head and neck cancer.
For those interested in reading the paper, the reference is below:
Calver, L., Tickle, A., Biswas, S., & Moghaddam, N. (2019). How patients adjust psychologically to the experience of head and neck cancer: A grounded theory. European Journal of Cancer Care,