|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|94519||160302||2015||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Integrates the available research on behavioral response to threat
• Behavioral responses can range broadly but are rarely assessed comprehensively.
• Effective behavioral response is affected by a number of psychological factors.
• Behavioral response is one of the core mechanisms of self-defense interventions.
• Future sexual assault risk reduction programs should assess behavioral response.
Despite extensive research on sexual assault, study of the processes and behaviors central to responding to sexual assault threats is limited. The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical, narrative review of the literature on behavioral response to threat (BRTT) highlighting BRTT as mechanism of self-defense interventions and process of sexual victimization. Empirical findings regarding measurement, styles, effectiveness of different styles of BRTT, and facilitators and barriers of BRTT, are reviewed. Most individuals engage in some type of active behavior when faced with a sexual assault threat; yet, the range of the behaviors elicited can be broad and is not well captured by current measurement approaches. Assertive BRTT is the most effective response style, but few, if any, feminist self-defense intervention studies measure change in this behavior as a result of intervention. Recommendations for clinical practice include developing comprehensive measurement of BRTT and adapting interventions to decrease barriers to assertive BRTTs. Recommendations for future research include undertaking both qualitative and quantitative efforts to better characterize the range, stability, and predictors of all possible BRTT styles.
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior - Volume 25, Part B, November–December 2015, Pages 304–313