Male MAPs needed for new online study

Male MAPs are needed to complete a survey that examines wanted and unwanted sexual experiences during childhood as well as cognitive development (and other developmentally relevant factors) among adult men with different sexual orientations. In contrast to most research in this area, the researchers want to shed light on the

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Why call someone by what we don’t want them to be?

Why call someone by what we don’t want them to be? The ethics of labeling in forensic/correctional psychology Gwenda M. Willis School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ABSTRACT Labeling a person by their past behavior or a criminal conviction is commonplace throughout forensic and correctional psychology.

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Call for Proposals for Fall 2018 Research Symposium

B4U-ACT is now accepting presentation proposals for its fall 2018 symposium entitled “Research on Minor-Attracted People: Expanding the Focus.” The theme of the symposium is the importance of studies that move beyond abuse prevention toward understanding the development and well-being of MAPs. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD,

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Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction

B4U-ACT regularly collaborates with and advertises studies we feel will contribute to professional understanding of MAPs and/or to MAPs’ well-being. If you are an MAP and you’d like to contribute to such professional understanding, please consider participating in the online study described below, being conducted by a master’s student from

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Seeking MAPs from the UK and Northern Ireland for Survey

Research participants required – University of Surrey [This announcement is posted on behalf of researchers who are conducting an anonymous online survey of MAPs from the UK and Northern Ireland. As with all studies publicized by B4U-ACT, this one has been vetted to ensure that it has the potential to

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Seeking MAPs for Interview Study

Seeking People Interested in Being a Part of a Study about the Therapy-Seeking Behavior of Men Attracted to Minors UPDATE: Participants may now be interviewed by email rather than voice chat if they prefer. Male MAPs are invited to participate in a research study about understanding the help-seeking behaviors of

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MAPs Wanted for Interview Study

UPDATE: The researcher has found sufficient MAPs for his interviews, and is therefore no longer seeking participants. Mikkel Rask Pedersen is an anthropologist from Aarhus University in Denmark writing his final Master’s thesis on the relationship between how minor attracted people shape and manage their identity in resistance to societal

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B4U-ACT Holds Spring 2016 Workshop

B4U-ACT held its eighth full-day workshop, entitled “Mental Health for Minor-Attracted People: Keeping Wellness First,” on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Approximately 35 people attended, including minor-attracted persons (MAPs), MAP family members, mental health professionals, graduate students, and professors. B4U-ACT co-founder and board chair Russell Dick began the

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B4U-ACT Responds to False Claim in “I, Pedophile” Documentary

On March 10, 2016, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired a documentary titled “I, Pedophile” (by Matthew Campea and Cogent Benger Productions, Inc.) that makes a false and damaging claim about B4U-ACT, which advocates for ethical and compassionate mental health services for minor-attracted people. The documentary, in reference to B4U-ACT, shows

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MAPs Wanted for Survey

MAPs are invited to take part in an online research study which consists of answering an anonymous survey. This study, which is part of a doctoral dissertation, is being conducted by Marc-André Goudreault, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. The researchers are interested in

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