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MAPs Wanted for Study on Experiences, Pandemic Impact

B4U-ACT is collaborating with researchers at the University of Lincoln to support a study titled “Investigating the Experiences of People Who Have a Sexual Interest in Children.” Those who are 18 or older, have some level of sexual attraction towards children, and have never engaged in illegal sexual behavior involving a child, are encouraged to participate.

If you meet these requirements, a link to participate is below:
The following additional information was provided by the researchers:

Participants needed!! We are looking for any adults (18+) to take part in an online study for a forensic psychology thesis. We are interested in examining the experiences and sexual thoughts of people who have some level of sexual interest in, or attraction to, children but no desire to act upon this interest. There will be four questionnaires to complete, all of which involve answering some sensitive questions about child-related sexual thoughts and interests. This important research will help inform prevention and treatment strategies. The study will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be completely anonymous. You must be over 18 and not have ever committed a sexual offence towards a child to take part. The study has received ethical approval (PSY20211278). 

Study link:

Note: The survey includes hypothetical scenarios from a standardized scale called the “Child molestation scale scenario.” Some may find this scale offensive due to its stereotypical nature. The authors of the study did not create the scale, and they cannot modify it since it is standardized. However, they have agreed to let the research team at B4U-ACT give feedback on future drafts of publications based on this study. The B4U-ACT research team will assist the authors to make sure that no unfounded stereotypical/stigmatizing conclusions are drawn from the data.

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