Selected Publications

Abramson, P.R., Goldberg, P.A., Mosher, D.L., Abramson, L.M., & Gottesdiener, M. (1975) Experimenter effects on responses to erotic stimuli. Journal of Research in Personality, 9, l36‑l46.

Abramson, P.R., & Mosher, D.L. (1975) The development of a measure of negative attitudes toward masturbation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 43, 485‑490.

Goldberg, P.A., Gottesdiener, M., & Abramson, P.R. Another putdown of women? (1975) Perceived attractiveness as a function of support for the feminist movement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32, ll3‑ll5.

Mosher, D.L., & Abramson, P.R. (1977) Subjective sexual arousal to film of masturbation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 45, 796‑807.

Abramson, P.R. (1977) Ethical requirements for research on human sexual behavior. Journal of Social Issues, 33, l84‑l92.

Abramson, P.R. (1980) Personality: The heuristic perspective. Holt Rinehart & Winston, 357 pp.

Seeley, T.T., Abramson, P.R., Perry, L.B., Rothblatt, A.B., & Seeley, D.M. (1980) Thermographic measurement of sexual arousal: A methodological note. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 9, 77‑85.

Abramson, P.R., Perry, L.B., Seeley, T.T., Seeley, D.M., & A. Rothblatt. (1981) Thermographic measurement of sexual arousal. Archives of Sexual Behavior, l0, l7l‑l76.

Bentler, P.M., & Abramson, P.R. (1981) The science of sex research: Some methodological considerations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, l0, 225‑25l.

Abramson, P.R., Perry, L.B., Rothblatt, A., Seeley, T.T., & Seeley, D.M. (1981) Negative attitudes toward masturbation and pelvic vaso‑congestion: A thermographic analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, l5, 497‑509.

Abramson, P.R., & Mechanic, M.B. (1983) Sex and the Media: Three Decades of Best‑Selling Books and Major Motion Pictures. Archives of Sexual Behavior, l2, l85‑206.

Perlman, S.D., & Abramson, P.R. (1982) Sexual satisfaction in married and cohabiting individuals. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 50, 458‑460.

Murray, J., & Abramson, P.R. (Eds.) (1983) Bias in Psychotherapy. New York: Praeger.

Abramson, P.R., & Pearsall, E.H. (1983) Pectoral changes during the sexual response cycle. A thermographic analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 12, 357‑368.

Houck, E.L., & Abramson, P.R. (1986). Masturbatory guilt and the psychological consequences of sexually‑transmitted diseases among women. Journal of Research in Personality, 20, 267‑275.

Abramson, P.R. & Rothschild, B. (1988). Sex, drugs, and matrices: Mathematical prediction of HIV infection. The Journal of Sex Research, 25, 106‑122.

Abramson, P.R. (1988). Sexual assessment and the epidemiology of AIDS. The Journal of Sex Research, 25, 323‑346.

Harris, G.N., & Abramson, P.R. (1988). Personality correlates of the clinical sequelae of genital herpes. Journal of Research in Personality, 22, 322‑336.

Abramson, P.R., & Parker, T. & Weisberg, S.R. (1988). The sexual expression of mentally retarded people: Educational and legal implications. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 93, 328‑334.

Abramson, P.R. & Pearsall, E.H. (1988). Facilitating maternal and fetal health: The broader policy implications of “safe sex.” AIDS and Public Policy Journal, 3, 42‑46.

Kaplan, E. H. & Abramson, P.R. (1989). So what if the program ain’t perfect? A mathematical model of AIDS education. Evaluation Review, 13, 107‑122.

Abramson, P.R. (1990). Sexual Science: Emerging discipline or oxymoron? The Journal of Sex Research, 27, 147‑165.

Abramson, P.R. & Herdt, G. (1990). The assessment of sexual practices relevant to the transmission of AIDS: A global perspective. The Journal of Sex Research, 27, 215‑232.

Abramson, P.R. (1992). Sex, lies and ethnography. In Herdt, G. & Lindenbaum, S. (Eds.). The time of AIDS: Theory, method and practice. Newbury Park: Sage.

Pinkerton, S.D., & Abramson, P.R. (1992). Base rates revisted: Assessment strategies for HIV/AIDS. The Journal of Sex Research, 29, 407‑424.

Pinkerton, S.D., & Abramson, P.R. (1992). Is risky sex rational? The Journal of Sex Research, 29, 490‑498.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1993). Evaluating the risks: A Bernoulli Process Model of HIV Infection and Risk Reduction. Evaluation Review, 17, 504‑528.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1993). HIV vaccines: A magic bullet in the fight against AIDS? Evaluation Review, 17, 579‑600.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1993). A magic bullet against AIDS? Science, 262, 162‑163.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1994). Critique of HIV home testing. The Lancet, 343, 1294‑1295.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1994). An alternative model of the reproductive rate of HIV infection: Formulation, evaluation, and implications for risk reduction interventions. Evaluation Review, 18, 371‑388.

Berk, R., Abramson, P.R. & Okami, P. (1995). Sexual activity as told in surveys. In P.R. Abramson & S.D. Pinkerton (Eds.) Sexual Nature / Sexual Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Parker, T.A. & Abramson, P.R. (1995). The law hath not been dead: Protecting adults with developmental disabilities from sexual abuse and violation of their sexual freedom. Mental Retardation, 33, 257-263.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1995). The joys of diversification: Vaccines, condoms, and AIDS prevention. AIDS and Public Policy Journal, 10, 148-156.

Abramson, P.R. & Pinkerton, S.D. (1996). Electrons and sex. Science, 273, 1155‑1156.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1996). Implications of increased infectivity in early-stage HIV infection: Application of a Bernoulli-Process Model of HIV transmission. Evaluation Review, 20, 516-540.

Pinkerton, S.D., & Abramson, P.R. (1996). Model based allocation of HIV prevention resources. AIDs and Public Policy Journal, 11, 98-100.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson (1996). Occasional condom use and HIV risk reduction. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology, 13, 456-460.

Abramson, P.R., Cloud, M.Y. Keese, R. & Girardi, J. (1997). Proof positive: Pornography in a Day Care Center. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 9, 75-86.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1997). Effectiveness of condoms in preventing HIV transmission. Social Science and Medicine, 44, 1303-1312.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1997). Condoms and the prevention of AIDS. American Scientist, 85, 364-373.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1997). Homosexuality in Japan: Legal and social constraints. In D.J. West & R. Green (Eds.) Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality: A Multi-Nation Comparison. New York: Plenum.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1997). Monogamy and AIDS. American Scientist, 85, 404-405.

Okami, P., Olmstead, R., & Abramson, P.R. (1997). Sexual experiences in early childhood: 18-year longitudinal data from the UCLA Family Lifestyles Project. The Journal of Sex Research, 34, 339-347.

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R. (1998). Not all behavior change is equivalent. American Journal of Public Health, 85, 684.

Okami, P., Olmstead, R., Abramson, P.R., & Pendleton, L. (1998). Early childhood exposure to parental nudity and scenes of parental sexuality (“primal scenes”): An 18-year longitudinal study of outcome. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 27, 361-384.

Abramson, P.R. & Pinkerton, S.D. (1998). The Handy-Dandy kitchen device. Science, 282, (12/11/98).

Pinkerton, S.D. & Abramson, P.R., & Holtgrave, D.R. (1999). What is a condom worth? AIDS and Behavior, 3, 301-312.

Abramson, P.R. & Pinkerton, S.D. (2005). Sexual illiteracy. American Sexuality Magazine (online). Volume 3, number 4.

Abramson, P.R., Gross, T. & Abramson, A. (2012). Consenting to sex and severe mental illness: Terra Incognita and a Priest with AIDS. Sexuality and Disability, 30, 357-366.

Abramson, P.R. (2012) Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner’s Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Eric Leon Butt, Jr. v. Utah, 1-23.

Abramson, P.R., Boggs, R. & Mason, E. Jolie. (2013). Sex is blind: Some preliminary theoretical implications. Sexuality and Disability, 31, 393-402.

Abramson, P.R. & Abramson A. (2015). Smells like teen spirit: The conundrum of kids, sex and the law. In Coupet, S. & Marrus, E. (Eds.) Children, Sex and the Law. New York: NYU Press

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