Faculty of Art and Science

Sexual violence from a (social) psychological perspective: Causes, consequences, rape myths, and interventions

Prof. Dr. Philipp Süssenbach from Bielefeld University talked about "Sexual violence from a (social) psychological perspective: Causes, consequences, rape myths, and interventions". This talk delivers a (social) psychological perspective on sexual violence. After (1) covering national and international prevalence rates of sexual violence, (2) measurement methods for assessing the occurrence of sexual violence are thematized. Then (3) causes (i.e., risk factors) and (4) consequences of sexual violence are addressed. Hereafter (5) own research on the effect of rape myth acceptance (i.e., attitudes toward sexual violence) on third party judgment of rape cases is presented. The talk finishes by (6) presenting various intervention strategies.