Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG: Current Events

Summer 2015 marks the eighth consecutive year of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG’s (formerly STEP SIG) involvement with the Association for Behavior Analysis, International.  This year, our members will present a symposium and a panel discussion on topics related to sexual behavior at the conference!   We are a group devoted to researching […]

Approaches to Gender Behavior

By: Chelsey Brown, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology   Common misconceptions concerning gender, gender identity and biological sex are present in the United States today, perhaps because society continues to reinforce ‘gender norm’ behavior and punish ‘gender atypical’ behavior. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand that “normative gender role behavior is socially […]

A Behavioral Conceptualization of Pedophilia

By: Ashley Anderson, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology   Pedophilia is a form of sexual deviance that is demonized in this country. In the justice system, pedophilia is treated as a crime and there is a “once a pedophile always a pedophile” mentality. The current system is set up to intervene only after a […]

The Selection of Monogamy

By: Cameron Mittelman, M.A., BCBA, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology   Monogamy is one of the most common relationship forms in the contemporary western world and has been observed in many countries and societies around the globe.  Although several statistics have been reported (Burton, Moore, Whiting, & Romney, 1996; Marlow, 2000; Murdock, 1967; Rubin, […]

Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG: Current Events

The Sex Therapy and Educational Programming Special Interest Group (STEP SIG) has a new name!  Members chose the name Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice to give a more all-encompassing representation of the work members of this SIG are doing!  We also hope the name change will invite new members.   Summer of 2014 marks the […]

Some Current Events in Sexual Behavior Research and Policy

More Sexting Data, Not a Lot More Information A study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking adds to the small number of preliminary studies intended to catalog young people’s use of cell phones for sexual communication, or as it’s come to be known, sexting.  The authors targeted youth demographically identified as Black […]