A Relational Frame Theory Account of the Emergence of Sexual Fantasy

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Stockwell, F.M.J. & Moran, D.J. (2013). A Relational Frame Theory Account of the Emergence of Sexual Fantasy. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 00(00), 1-13.

Publication Topic: 
RFT: Conceptual
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Sexual fantasy is common among humans and often serves to facilitate sexual arousal. Although some fantasies may be directly related to a person’s past experiences, others may be unrelated to direct history, and these are thus more difficult to explain. Relational frame theory is a comprehensive account of human language and cognition that may assist in understanding the processes involved in the emergence of sexual fantasy. This article presents a primer on relational frame theory, along with examples of how relations between stimuli may influence a person’s private experience of sexual fantasy.

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