ERIC Number: EJ733091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Victim's Response and Alcohol-Related Factors as Determinants of Women's Responses to Violent Pornography
Norris, Jeanette; Davis, Kelly Cue; George, William H.; Martell, Joel; Heiman, Julia R.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v28 n1 p59-69 Mar 2004
Women suffer a variety of detrimental effects from exposure to violent pornography. This study examined the role of specific situational cues embedded within a violent pornographic story, as well as alcohol consumption and alcohol expectancies, to determine potential mechanisms through which these effects occur. Female social drinkers (N=123), recruited from the community at large, participated in a between-subjects factorial experiment varying two situational cues--victim response (pleasure vs. distress) and story character beverage consumption (alcohol vs. mineral water)--and participant beverage consumption (alcohol vs. placebo vs. tonic). Results indicate that participants' identification with the victim plays a key role in affecting their responses and that alcohol-related factors appear to exacerbate the negative impact of pornography.
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