Sexual Masochism & Sexual Sadism: The Characteristics of Paraphilias Derived From Pain

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For several years, Julianne has found herself becoming more and more aroused by being tied up and flogged while also being humiliated by her partner. Which of the following paraphilias is she suffering from?

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1. George is in a new relationship and cannot stop fantasizing about burning or shocking his girlfriend's body so that he can watch her suffer. Since George is struggling with _____, he may not be able to sustain his relationship.

2. Masochism is more prevalent in _____ and is commonly treated with _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of sexual masochism and sexual sadism. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include causes and treatments of masochism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of masochism and sadism
  • Treatment(s) of masochism
  • Characteristic(s) of sadomasochism

Skills practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related abnormal psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define central terms such as masochism and sadism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the cause(s) of masochism

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Sexual Masochism & Sexual Sadism: The Characteristics of Paraphilias Derived From Pain. Objectives covered include:

  • Define paraphilias
  • Know the criteria needed for a diagnosis of masochism
  • Understand how the term sadomasochism is used in psychology
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