#057 - The Psychology of Rape (Dr. Anna Salter)

06.10.2018 - By Renegade Ape - Psychology, Philosophy, and the Overton Wasteland

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Clinical Psychologist and sexual predation expert Dr. Anna Salter joins us to explore the psychology of sexual assault from the perspective of both the victims and the perpetrators.

What causes somebody become a sex offender? Are they born that way, or are they the products of culture? Do sex offenders share any characteristics that make them stand out from the crowd? How do perpetrators choose their victims? And is there any hope of redemption for these people?

From the victims perspective we discuss the women who tend to be most vulnerable to sexual assault, why many women who have been sexually assaulted are reluctant to come forward, the manipulation tactics employed by sex offenders to control their victims perception of the assault, and some of the counterintuitive victim behaviours which often lead to perpetrators walking free.

*** BOOKS MENTIONED ***

"Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders" by Anna Salter https://amzn.to/2HBwg6B

"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard https://amzn.to/2HAG40D

"Without Conscience" by Robert Hare https://amzn.to/2HDeorE

"Betrayal Trauma" by Jennifer Freyd https://amzn.to/2sKqxqb

"The Witch-Hunt Narrative" by Ross Cheit https://amzn.to/2JxNEe1

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