Analysis of “Sexual Desire, Not Hypersexuality, Is Related To Neurophysiological Responses Elicited by Sexual Images” (Steele et al., 2013)

THE REALLY SHORT VERSION: Some years ago, David Ley and study spokesperson Nicole Prause teamed up to write a Psychology Today blog post about Steele et al., 2013 called “Your Brain on Porn – It’s NOT Addictive“. The blog post appeared 5 months before Prause’s EEG study was formally published. Its oh-so-catchy title is misleading […]

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Peer-reviewed critiques of Steele et al., 2013

Background: Steele et al., 2013 and David Ley’s “Your Brain on Porn – It’s NOT Addictive“. On March 6th, 2013 David Ley and study spokesperson Nicole Prause teamed up to write a Psychology Today blog post about Steele et al., 2013 called “Your Brain on Porn – It’s NOT Addictive“. Its oh-so-catchy title is misleading […]

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John A. Johnson on Steele et al., 2013 (and Johnson debating Nicole Prause in comments section under PT article)

Steele et al., 2013 spokesperson Nicole Prause conducted several interviews about her July, 2013 EEG study on people complaining of having difficulties controlling their porn use. Commenting under the Psychology Today interview of Nicole Prause, senior psychology professor emeritus John A. Johnson said: A gap in logical inference Submitted by John A. Johnson Ph.D. on […]

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“Critique of Prause Study” – by Rory C. Reid, Ph.D., LCSW (July 2013)

YBOP COMMENTS: The following “critique” was published only a few days after Gary Wilson published his Psychology Today critique of Steele et al., 2013 (often called the Prause study): “Nothing Correlates With Nothing In SPAN Lab’s New Porn Study (2013)”. As any reader can see, Rory Reid’s so-called critique is not a critique. Instead, it […]

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Unpublished Porn Study by SPAN Lab Finds Porn Is Arousing (March, 2013)

YBOP COMMENTS: Below are (1) David Ley’s original Psychology Today blog post about a Nicole Prause yet to be published EEG study, and, (2) Gary Wilson’s Psychology Today blog post responding to it (published March 7th, 2013). Under Wilson’s post are the comments as they originally appeared, including an exchange between Wilson and Prause. (Ley’s […]

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