Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Violence and Victims

Volume

29

Abstract

This study evaluates the novel use of the response-latency paradigm to elicit women’s hypothetical behavioral responses to the threat of acquaintance rape. There were 146 college women recruited and randomly assigned to 4 study conditions. In 3 of the conditions, the threat to which participants responded was experimentally controlled; in the fourth control condition, participants selected the level of threat themselves, following standard procedure of the response-latency paradigm. Results indicated that participant’s responses became more intense as threat levels increased; this relationship was not moderated by whether the threat was controlled by the experimenter or the participant. These results indicate the response-latency paradigm is useful for eliciting and evaluating women’s hypothetical responses to the threat of acquaintance rape to learn more about this process.

Issue

2

First Page

248

Last Page

261

DOI

10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-12-00101R1

ISSN

1945-7073

Comments

Pre-print DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/scgmd

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