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Hot and Bothered: Classical Conditioning of Sexual Incentives in Humans

Heather Hoffmann

in Associative Learning and Conditioning Theory: Human and Non-Human Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735969
eISBN:
9780199894529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735969.003.0176
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Cross-cultural and individual variation in erotic taste indicate that what we find sexually attractive depends on experience. Partner and other environmental cues can acquire sexually arousing (or ... More


Who Says Pornography Can’t Be Art?

Hans Maes

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This opening chapter provides the contours of the debate about whether art and pornography are mutually exclusive and is meant as an introduction to the main themes of the book. It begins by looking ... More


Pornography and Imagining about Oneself

Kathleen Stock

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores, and ultimately rejects, the thought that enjoying erotica or pornography must always involve imagining something about oneself. After distinguishing between different kinds of ... More


“Risky Business”: On the Adventures of Simultaneously Manipulating Sexual Arousal and Intoxication

Mark P. Zanna

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0048
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Mark P. Zanna reflects on his most underappreciated work: a study on the link between sexual arousal and intoxication. Applying Claude Steele's “alcohol myopia” theory (the notion that intoxication ... More


“Peter Meter”

James B. Waldram

in Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272552
eISBN:
9780520952478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272552.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the phallometric test, a voluntary assessment that will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, and parole boards who will be called upon to judge the extent of ... More


Arousal: Graphic Encounters

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the inclusion of graphic sexual content in post-millennial cinema. Art films have increasingly incorporated scenes of unsimulated, hardcore sex acts—traditionally associated ... More


Is Pornographic Art Comparable to Religious Art? Reply to Davies

Jerrold Levinson

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

The heart of this chapter's reply to the previous chapter's is that the analogy the previous chapter offers between, on the one hand, putative pornographic art and, on the other hand, religious or ... More


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