College Men (college + man)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Do Child Molesters Have Aberrant Perceptions of Adult Female Facial Attractiveness?,

JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Issue 3 2003
David K. Marcus
The multiple fitness model (Cunningham, 1986) suggests that attractive adult faces combine youthful neonate features with indications of sexual maturity. But a question can be raised whether the multiple fitness model applies to child molesters. In contrast to prior studies that examined child molesters' attraction to children, we examined child molesters' perceptions of adult women. Incarcerated child molesters (N= 68) rated the attractiveness of photographs of 24 adult women. Their ratings were compared with ratings made by 30 heterosexual college men. The 2 groups displayed remarkably similar judgments (r= .91). Child molesters were not more attracted to neonate features compared to other men, nor were they more repelled by maturity features. Like the college men, the child molesters were attracted to faces with large eyes and high cheekbones. Because the multiple fitness model applied to child molesters, differences between the sexual behavior of child molesters and other men do not seem to be attributable to differences in their perceptions of potential adult female partners' faces. [source]


Structure of borderline personality disorder symptoms in a nonclinical sample

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Issue 9 2007
Jeanette Taylor
Relations among symptoms of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) borderline personality disorder (BPD) assessed using semistructured clinical interviews were examined using exploratory principal components analysis in a sample of 82 college men and women who were symptomatic for BPD (30.4% of whom met criteria for a BPD diagnosis at threshold or subthreshold certainty level). A three-component solution was found and, as expected, the first component was characterized by interpersonal instability and included unstable relationships, identity disturbance, and chronic emptiness. The second component reflected affective instability and low impulsivity. The third component reflected stress-related paranoia and low anger. Results highlight similarities in the structure of BPD criteria in clinical and nonclinical samples, and could inform future research on dimensional models of BPD. 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 63: 805,816, 2007. [source]


A women's college perspective on the education of college men

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR STUDENT SERVICES, Issue 107 2004
Cynthia Neal Spence
This chapter looks at education of college men in a single-sex learning environment from the perspective of a woman's college. [source]