Dr. James M. Cantor
I distribute the following reading list to students beginning their training in sexology. These are typically practicum students, psychology interns, and medical residents. I believe the list as a whole would make for a very interesting seminar-style course in sexology, and individual sections would be helpful to professionals seeking a primer on specific topics.
Clinical Sexology Reading List
Law and Mental Health Program
Department of Psychiatry,
J. M., Blanchard, R., & Barbaree, H. E. (2009). Sexual disorders. In P.
H. Blaney & T. Millon (Eds.),
R., Cantor, J. M., & Robichaud, L. K. (2006). Biological factors in the
development of sexual deviance and aggression in males. In H. E. Barbaree
& W. L. Marshall (Eds.), The juvenile sex offender (2nd
ed., pp. 77–104).
Pedophilia and Hebephilia
3. Seto, M. C. (2004). Pedophilia and sexual offenses against children. Annual Review of Sex Research, 15, 321–361.
R., Lykins, A. D., Wherrett, D.,
5. Seto, M. C., Cantor, J. M., & Blanchard, R. (2006). Child pornography offenses are a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 610–615.
R., Klassen, P., Dickey, R.,
8. Cantor, J. M., Kabani, N., Christensen, B. K., Zipursky, R. B., Barbaree, H. E., Dickey, R., Klassen, P. E., Mikulis, D. J., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Richards, B. A., Hanratty, M. K., & Blanchard, R. (2008). Cerebral white matter deficiencies in pedophilic men. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42, 167–183.
D. C. (1990). Pedophilia: An autobiography. In J. R. Feierman
(Ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial dimensions
10. Palmer, C. T. (1988). Twelve reasons why rape is not sexually motivated: A skeptical examination. Journal of Sex Research, 25, 512–530.
11. Felson, R. B., & Krohn, M. (1990). Motives for rape. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 27, 222–242.
12. Seto, M.
13. Lalumičre, M. L., & Quinsey, V. L. (1994). The discriminability of rapists from non-sex offenders using phallometric measures: A meta-analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 21, 150–175.
Sadism and Masochism
14. Yates, P.
M., Hucker, S. J., &
15. Dietz, P.
E., Hazelwood, R. R., & Warren, J. (1990). The sexually sadistic criminal
and his offenses. Bulletin of the
16. Ernulf, K. E., & Innala, S. M. (1995). Sexual bondage: A review and unobtrusive investigation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 24, 631–654.
K. (1990). Courtship disorders: Toward a biosocial understanding of
voyeurism, exhibitionism, toucheurism, and the preferential rape pattern. In
L. Ellis & H. Hoffman (Eds.), Crime
in biological, social and moral contexts (pp. 100–114).
K. (1990). Courtship disorder. In W. L. Marshall, D. R. Laws, & H. E.
Barbaree (Eds.), Handbook of sexual
assault (pp. 195–207).
K., Seto, M. C., &
20. Freund, K., & Blanchard, R. (1993). Erotic target location errors in male gender dysphorics, paedophiles, and fetishists. British Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 558–563.
21. Darcangelo, S. (2008). Fetishism: Psychopathology and
theory. In D. R. Laws & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Theory, assessment, and
treatment (2nd ed.) (pp. 108–118).
22. Wilson, G. D., & Gosselin, C. (1980). Personality characteristics of fetishists, transvestites and sadomasochists. Personality and Individual Differences, 1, 289–295.
Transvestism and Gender Identity Disorders
R. (1990). Gender identity disorders in adult men. In R. Blanchard & B.
W. Steiner (Eds.), Clinical management
of gender identity disorders in children and adults (pp. 47–76).
R. (1990).Gender identity disorders in adult women. In R. Blanchard & B.
W. Steiner (Eds.), Clinical management
of gender identity disorders in children and adults (pp. 77–91).
25. Blanchard. R. (2008). Deconstructing the feminine essence narrative. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 434–438.
26. Freund, K., & Blanchard, R. (1993). Erotic target location errors in male gender dysphorics, paedophiles, and fetishists. British Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 558–563.
27. Blanchard, R. (1993). The she-male phenomenon and the concept of partial autogynephilia. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 19, 69–76.
28. Blanchard, R., & Collins, P. I. (1993). Men with sexual interest in transvestites, transsexuals, and she‑males. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 181, 570–575.
29. Lawrence, A. A. (2009). Erotic target location errors: An underappreciated paraphilic dimension. Journal of Sex Research, 46, 194–215.
K. J., & Bradley, S. J. (1995). Gender
identity disorder and psychosexual problems in children and adolescents
31. Rahman, Q. (2005). The neurodevelopment of human sexual orientation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 29, 1057–1066.
32. Blanchard, R. (2008).Review and theory of handedness, birth order, and homosexuality in men. Laterality, 13, 51–70.
33. Rieger, G., Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2005). Sexual arousal patterns of bisexual men. Psychological Science, 16, 579–584.
34. Chivers, M. L., Rieger, G., Latty, E., & Bailey, J. M. (2004). A sex difference in the specificity of sexual arousal. Psychological Science, 15, 736–744.
Hypersexuality (“sex addiction,” “sexual compulsivity,” etc.)
35. Kafka, M. P. (2010). Hypersexual disorder: A proposed diagnosis for DSM-V. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 377–400.
36. Kaplan, M. S., & Krueger, R. B. (2010). Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of hypersexuality. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 181–198.
37. Lalumičre, M. L., & Harris, G. T. (1998). Common questions regarding the use of phallometric testing with sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 10, 227–237.
38. Howes, R. J. (1995). A survey of plethysmographic
Sex Offender Recidivism and Treatment
40. Hanson, R. K., & Bussičre, M. T. (1998). Predicting relapse: A meta-analysis of sexual offender recidivism studies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 348–362.
41. Hanson, R. K., & Morton-Bourgon, K. E. (2005). The characteristics of persistent sexual offenders: A meta-analysis of recidivism studies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 1154–1163.
42. Barbaree, H. E., Langton, C. M., Blanchard, R., & Cantor, J. M. (2009). Aging versus stable enduring traits as explanatory constructs in sex offender recidivism: Partitioning actuarial prediction into conceptually meaningful components. Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal, 36, 443–465.
43. Barbaree, H. E. (1997). Evaluating treatment efficacy with sex offenders: The insensitivity of recidivism studies to treatment effects. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 9, 111–128.
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