The psychology behind rape is complex, and researchers have different hypotheses about what goes on in the mind of a rapist otterbein university psychology professor norm shpancer detailed evolutionary psychology reasons for why men rape women in a 2014 psychology today article. For a long time, these two approaches dominated the thinking on why men rape, which is understandable it would be great to be able to pin sexual aggression on a single cause:' says gordon. The psychology of rapist is that of any regular india joe india is unofficially the rape capital of the world and where in other parts of the world one man is taken to law for rape, in india several men are taken to law for assaulting one woman it is a sad situation and the reason behind this is immense population and extreme frustration. Rape is a topic that is always viewed as very difficult to address, presumably because it deals with complex psychological problems and because it involves sensitive sexual issues however, those who support abortion rights argue that abortion provides a necessary benefit to the woman, who is pregnant as a result of rape.
Each rape event is a different case and the motivates behind it could be completely different but in all cases the rape will happen to satisfy a certain psychological need when the subconscious mind wants to force a person to satisfy a certain need it sometimes makes him believe that he is satisfying another need. [fn27] in the case of direct selection for rape, selection may have favored raping because rape had a net positive effect on rapists' reproductive success 144 despite its costs, rape increased mate number and thereby reproductive success of males if so, there is a psychological adaptation in men for rape that is specific to rape.
The new findings are part of a recent wave of careful empirical studies of the psychology of rape that is replacing a spotty picture based largely on anecdotal reports. The psychology of gang rape is aided by numbers, by underlying aggression, anger, and misogyny, by what gloria steinem terms a “cult of masculinity” and by a culture that does too little to hold perpetrators accountable.
Sociobiological theories of rape explore how evolutionary adaptation influences the psychology of rapists such theories are highly controversial, as traditional theories typically do not consider rape to be a behavioral adaptation. Theories of rape 1 biological theory: randy thornhill, the biology of human rape, 39 a psychological mechanism linking the vulnerability of victims to the use of rape by men (2) a psychological mechanism linking the lack of resources (or the associated variable of a lack of sexual access to females) to the use of. The psychology of rape airvsc association for interdisciplinary research in values and social change volume 25 number 2 summer 2013.
Sociobiological theories of rape explore how evolutionary adaptation influences the psychology of rapists such theories are highly controversial, as traditional theories typically do not consider rape to be a behavioral adaptation some object to such theories on ethical, religious, political, or scientific grounds. Thinking about why people don’t intervene—especially when they can—is a place to start to unpack the psychology of gang rape for instance, in the summer of 1988, i was a junior at earlham college and an exchange student in valencia, spain “behind you,” she gasped i looked behind to see a man, pants unzipped and with a huge.