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Current cognitive distortion theory and research: An internalist approach to cognition

Gannon, Theresa A. (2009) Current cognitive distortion theory and research: An internalist approach to cognition. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 15 (3). pp. 225-246. ISSN 1355-2600. (doi:10.1080/13552600903263079) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This review examines contemporary cognitive distortion theory and research relating to sexual offenders. In particular, this review highlights that researchers—to date—have tended to adopt an internalist approach to sexual offenders’ cognition which views offence-supportive cognitive activity as occurring solely within the mind. This review indicates that literature and research examining sexual offenders’ cognitions has benefited a great deal from adopting internalist approaches to cognition. From this review of the literature, implications are presented for how such knowledge may be used in practical applications with sexual offenders (i.e. a collaborative enquiry of sexual offenders’ cognition). Suggestions are also made for how researchers and professionals may be able to extend the meaning of cognition for sexual offenders, and expand upon our current internalist approaches to sexual offenders’ cognition.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13552600903263079
Uncontrolled keywords: cognitive distortions, cognition, internalist, sexual offender
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 12:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35110 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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