Saving changes...

Done

Error

Three Unusual Psychosexual Syndromes: Koro, Autoerotic Asphyxia, Necrophilia

Three Unusual Psychosexual Syndromes: Koro, Autoerotic Asphyxia, Necrophilia

Three Unusual Psychosexual Syndromes: Koro, Autoerotic Asphyxia, Necrophilia

Dr Louis Franzini PhD
Dr Louis Franzini PhD

$59.00 $ 59.00 $ 59.00

$59.00 $ 59.00 $ 59.00

$ 59.00 $ 59.00 $ 59.00
$ 59.00 $ 59.00 $ 59.00
Normal Price: $59.00 $59.00

Review:

Launch date: 06 Sep 2016
Expiry Date:

Last updated: 21 Dec 2018

Reference: 165867

This course is no longer available

Exam is embedded in the course
No preview available
No Exam Available

Latest User Comments

I would like to...

Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

You have null days left.

Description

Human behavior is fascinating, complex, and multi-determined. What someone does in any given instance is caused by an active combination of factors that are psychological, learned, biological, genetic, environmental, and occasionally instinctual. Our understanding of human behaviors is greater than our ability to predict them. Even so, that understanding is far from complete and the extant theoretical explanations are sometimes contradictory and nonscientific.

In general terms, human behavior can be classified as positive, negative, or neutral. A broader classification is to label a target behavior as normal or abnormal. The matter gets more confused when issues of legal and illegal behavior arise, wherein an illegal behavior may not be abnormal and an abnormal behavior may be quite legal.

This course will address three unusual psychosexual syndromes, which typically receive scant or no attention in the latest DSM or most abnormal psychology textbooks. The three syndromes presented here are koro, autoerotic asphyxia, and necrophilia. These disorders of course, are relatively infrequent in occurrence, yet they are fascinating illustrations of the extreme forms that human sexual behavior can take.

Koro is the delusion in males that their penis is receding into their body and when that process is completed, they will die. A corresponding syndrome in women, albeit extremely rare, is that their genitals and or breasts will retract completely and result in death.

Autoerotic asphyxia is a masturbatory process by a variety of possible methods, e.g., hanging, choking, garroting, and it is also much more common in men than women. Their false belief is that by shutting off their oxygen supply temporarily, it will heighten their self-induced orgasm. Unfortunately, the oxygen deprivation is not always temporary and death results.

Necrophhilia is the fantasy or overt behavior of having sex with a deceased partner. There are variants of necrophilia in which the partner merely plays dead and may be cool to the touch or that the sexual intercourse occurs in a death setting, such as in a coffin or in a morgue or cemetery. Sometimes the sex with a dead partner occurs after that person has been murdered. Necrophilia is also overwhelmingly more common in males.

Objectives

Participants in this course upon successful completion will achieve the following learning objectives:
To define the psychosexual syndrome of koro.
Objective 2
To identify the major symptoms of koro.
Objective 3
To describe the historical and cultural influences on the diagnosis of koro.
Objective 4
To relate how both home remedies and formal treatment approaches are influence by Chinese and Western theories.
Objective 5
To define the psychosexual syndrome of autoerotic asphyxia.
Objective 6
To describe the typical autoerotic death scene.
Objective 7
To list how an autoerotic death is different from a suicide.
Objective 8
To discuss how cultural and environmental influences can tempt a person, especially a male teen, to practice this highly dangerous self-stimulatory behavior
Objective 9
To specify at least 5 of the major types of necrophilia
Objective 10
To indicate the diagnostic signs for a person at risk for necrophilia
Objective 11
To identify those forms of necrophilia which do not involve contact with a deceased person
Objective 12
To distinguish a pseudonecrophile from a genuine necrophile
Dr Louis Franzini PhD

Author Information Play Video Bio

Dr Louis Franzini PhD

Louis R. Franzini, PhD, received his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavior Modification at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University). Following the postdoctoral program, Dr. Franzini joined the Psychology Department at San Diego State University where he spent his entire academic career. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Psychology. His international academic experience included a number of appointments as Distinguished Professor of Psychology. Dr. Franzini is licensed as a psychologist in Florida and in California.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Association of Social Work Boards
  • 3.00 Units -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • 3.00 Units
  • American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
  • 3.00 Units

Faculty and Disclosures

Additional Contributors

Conflicts Declared

Conflicts of Interest declaration by Author:

null

User Reviews (0)

Go Back

Loading...


Saving changes...

Done

Error