ERIC Number: EJ604528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Motivated Self-Deception in Child Molesters.
Wright, Robert C.; Schneider, Sandra L.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v8 n1 p89-111 1999
Introduces the concept of motivated self-deception as a way to explain how cognitive distortions develop in the thinking of child molesters. Several different everyday heuristics and patterns of self-deception are described, with examples of how the resulting biased information is activated and progressively organized by molesters. Provides a framework that distinguishes between two major groups of self-deception based on the set of functions intrinsic to each. Provides treatment suggestions. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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