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Researching strategies for risk reduction in sexual behaviour

Kirkland, Denise (2000) Researching strategies for risk reduction in sexual behaviour University of Southampton, School of Psychology, Doctoral Thesis , 414pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)


This thesis is based in two parallel strands of research.

The first is an exploration of the theoretical distinctions between two
competing paradigms dominant in sexual health research: social cognition
models and discourse theory.

The second is an exploration of the practical use of a discourse theoretical
approach to research accounts from people in the forty-something' age
bracket about their experience of developing new sexually intimate

Some developments in connectionist theory are used to explore some
possible distinctions between implicit and explicit knowledge.

These distinctions are then used to explore the scope of the two paradigms
and, drawing on findings from the practical research, to discuss some
implications for sexual health research and intervention.

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Published date: October 2000
Organisations: University of Southampton


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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2011 13:40
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:30

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Author: Denise Kirkland
Thesis advisor: Roger Ingham

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