Consent, wantedness, and pleasure: Three dimensions affecting the perceived stress of and judgements of rape in sexual encounters.

Authors: Hills, P.J., Seib, E., Pleva, M., Smythe, J., Gosling, M.R. and Cole, T.

Journal: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 171-197

ISSN: 1076-898X

DOI: 10.1037/xap0000221

Abstract:

Participants conflate consent and wantedness when judging situations as rape (Peterson & Muehlenhard, 2007). Pleasure might also affect how such situations might be appraised by victims, perpetrators, and jurors. In four experiments, participants read vignettes describing sexual encounters that were consensual or not, wanted or unwanted, and pleasurable or not pleasurable. Participants judged whether they thought each situation described rape and how distressing they thought the encounter would be. Wantedness affected perceived distress when consent was given. Wantedness and pleasure also influenced whether participants considered the situation rape in nonconsensual scenarios. In additional experiments, we analyzed the results by gender, manipulated perspective (being the subject or initiator of the encounter), levels of aggression, and compared the results to a group of participants who had viewed an antiabuse campaign. Male participants and those higher in benevolent sexism were more likely than women to utilize pleasure and wantedness in judging whether situations described rape. Perspective and viewing the media campaign did not significantly affect judgments of rape. Our results have implications for models of the consequences of consent, wantedness, and pleasure of sex, and important implications for educational programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and training for those involved in criminal justice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

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Consent, wantedness, and pleasure: Three dimensions affecting the perceived stress of and judgements of rape in sexual encounters.

Authors: Hills, P.J., Seib, E., Pleva, M., Smythe, J., Gosling, M.-R. and Cole, T.

Journal: J Exp Psychol Appl

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 171-197

eISSN: 1939-2192

DOI: 10.1037/xap0000221

Abstract:

Participants conflate consent and wantedness when judging situations as rape (Peterson & Muehlenhard, 2007). Pleasure might also affect how such situations might be appraised by victims, perpetrators, and jurors. In four experiments, participants read vignettes describing sexual encounters that were consensual or not, wanted or unwanted, and pleasurable or not pleasurable. Participants judged whether they thought each situation described rape and how distressing they thought the encounter would be. Wantedness affected perceived distress when consent was given. Wantedness and pleasure also influenced whether participants considered the situation rape in nonconsensual scenarios. In additional experiments, we analyzed the results by gender, manipulated perspective (being the subject or initiator of the encounter), levels of aggression, and compared the results to a group of participants who had viewed an antiabuse campaign. Male participants and those higher in benevolent sexism were more likely than women to utilize pleasure and wantedness in judging whether situations described rape. Perspective and viewing the media campaign did not significantly affect judgments of rape. Our results have implications for models of the consequences of consent, wantedness, and pleasure of sex, and important implications for educational programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and training for those involved in criminal justice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

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Consent, Wantedness, and Pleasure: Three Dimensions Affecting the Perceived Stress of and Judgements of Rape in Sexual Encounters

Authors: Hills, P.J., Seib, E., Pleva, M., Smythe, J., Gosling, M.-R. and Cole, T.

Journal: JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-APPLIED

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 171-197

eISSN: 1939-2192

ISSN: 1076-898X

DOI: 10.1037/xap0000221

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31716/

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Consent, wantedness, and pleasure: Three dimensions affecting the perceived stress of and judgements of rape in sexual encounters

Authors: Arabaci Hills, P., Seib, E., Pleva, M., Smythe, J., Gosling, M.-R. and Cole, T.

Journal: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Publisher: APA

ISSN: 1076-898X

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Consent, wantedness, and pleasure: Three dimensions affecting the perceived stress of and judgements of rape in sexual encounters.

Authors: Hills, P.J., Seib, E., Pleva, M., Smythe, J., Gosling, M.-R. and Cole, T.

Journal: Journal of experimental psychology. Applied

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 171-197

eISSN: 1939-2192

ISSN: 1076-898X

DOI: 10.1037/xap0000221

Abstract:

Participants conflate consent and wantedness when judging situations as rape (Peterson & Muehlenhard, 2007). Pleasure might also affect how such situations might be appraised by victims, perpetrators, and jurors. In four experiments, participants read vignettes describing sexual encounters that were consensual or not, wanted or unwanted, and pleasurable or not pleasurable. Participants judged whether they thought each situation described rape and how distressing they thought the encounter would be. Wantedness affected perceived distress when consent was given. Wantedness and pleasure also influenced whether participants considered the situation rape in nonconsensual scenarios. In additional experiments, we analyzed the results by gender, manipulated perspective (being the subject or initiator of the encounter), levels of aggression, and compared the results to a group of participants who had viewed an antiabuse campaign. Male participants and those higher in benevolent sexism were more likely than women to utilize pleasure and wantedness in judging whether situations described rape. Perspective and viewing the media campaign did not significantly affect judgments of rape. Our results have implications for models of the consequences of consent, wantedness, and pleasure of sex, and important implications for educational programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and training for those involved in criminal justice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31716/

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