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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Ew straight

The Psychology of Human Sexuality

Justin J. Lehmiller

2013

2019-01-26

"Male college student participants were hooked up to a machine that measured galvanic skin response. Subjects were told that GSR was a reliable indication of one's sexual arousal and that, when aroused, the needle on the measurement instrument would move higher. Participants were then shown photographs of men who varied in their degree of attractiveness and how much clothing they were wearing. Unbeknownst to the subject, the machine was rigged...many of them saw the machine register very high levels of arousal in response to the photos of attractive and semi-nude men."

"The value of debriefing should be apparent from a study like this." - Justin J. Lehmiller, The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2013)

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