Selected Papers

VL Quinsey Selected Papers
Animal Research
Quinsey, V.L. (1970). Some applications of adaptation-level theory to aversive behavior.
Psychological Bulletin, 73, 441-450.
Quinsey, V.L. (1971). Conditioned suppression with no CS-US contingency in the rat. Canadian
Journal of Psychology, 25, 54-67.
Quinsey, V.L. (1972). Lick-shock contingencies in the rat. Journal of the Experimental Analysis
of Behavior, 17, 119-125.
Sex Offenders: Assessment and Treatment
Quinsey, V.L., Steinman, C.M., Bergersen, S.G., & Holmes, T.F. (1975). Penile circumference,
skin conductance, and ranking responses of child molesters and "normals" to sexual and
nonsexual visual stimuli. Behavior Therapy, 6, 213-219.
Quinsey, V.L., Bergersen, S.G., & Steinman, C.M. (1976). Changes in physiological and verbal
responses of child molesters during aversion therapy. Canadian Journal of Behavioural
Science, 8, 202-212.
Quinsey, V.L. (1977). The assessment and treatment of child molesters: A review. Canadian
Psychological Review, 18, 204-220.
Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., & Carrigan, W.F. (1979). Sexual preferences among incestuous
and non-incestuous child molesters. Behavior Therapy, 10, 562-565.
Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., & Carrigan, W.F. (1980). Biofeedback and signaled punishment in
the modification of inappropriate sexual age preferences. Behavior Therapy, 11, 567-576.
Whitman, W.P. & Quinsey, V.L. (1981). Heterosocial skill training for institutionalized rapists
and child molesters. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 13, 105-114.
Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., & Varney, G.W. (1981). A comparison of rapists' and non-sex
offenders' sexual preferences for mutually consenting sex, rape, and physical abuse of
women. Behavioral Assessment, 3, 127-135.
Quinsey, V.L. & Chaplin, T.C. (1982). Penile responses to nonsexual violence among rapists.
Criminal Justice and Behavior, 9, 372-384.
Quinsey, V.L. (1984). Sexual aggression: Studies of offenders against women. In D.N. Weisstub
(Ed.), Law and mental health: International perspectives, 1 (pp. 84-121). New York:
Quinsey, V.L. & Chaplin, T.C. (1984). Stimulus control of rapists' and non-sex offenders' sexual
arousal. Behavioral Assessment, 6, 169-176.
Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., & Upfold, D. (1984). Sexual arousal to nonsexual violence and
sadomasochistic themes among rapists and non-sex offenders. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 52, 651-657.
Quinsey, V.L. & Upfold, D. (1985). Rape completion and victim injury as a function of female
resistance strategy. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 17, 40-50.
Quinsey, V.L. (1986). Men who have sex with children. In D.N. Weisstub (Ed.), Law and mental
health: International perspectives, 2, (pp. 140-172). New York: Pergamon.
Stermac, L.E. & Quinsey, V.L. (1986). Social competence among rapists. Behavioral
Assessment, 8, 171-185.
Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., Maguire, A.M., & Upfold, D. (1987). The behavioral treatment of
rapists and child molesters. In E.K. Morris and C.J. Braukmann (Eds.), Behavioral
approaches to crime and delinquency: Application, research, and theory (pp. 363-382).
N.Y.: Plenum.
Quinsey, V.L. & Chaplin, T.C. (1988). Preventing faking in phallometric assessments of sexual
preference. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 528, 49-58.
Quinsey, V.L. & Chaplin, T.C. (1988). Penile responses of child molesters and normals to
descriptions of encounters with children involving sex and violence. Journal of
Interpersonal Violence, 3, 259-274.
Rice, M.E., Quinsey, V.L., & Harris, G.T. (1991). Sexual recidivism among child molesters
released from a maximum security psychiatric institution. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 59, 381-386.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., Quinsey, V.L., Chaplin, T.C., & Earls, C. (1992). Maximizing the
discriminant validity of phallometric data. Psychological Assessment, 4, 502-511.
Lalumière, M.L. & Quinsey, V.L. (1993). The sensitivity of phallometric measures with rapists.
Annals of Sex Research, 6, 123-138.
Quinsey, V.L., Rice, M.E., Harris, G.T., & Lalumière, M.L. (1993). Assessing treatment efficacy
in outcome studies of sex offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 8, 512-523.
Walker, W.D. Rowe, R.C., & Quinsey, V.L. (1993). Authoritarianism and sexual aggression.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1036-1045.
Lalumière, M.L. & Quinsey, V.L. (1994). The discriminability of rapists from non-sex offenders
using phallometric measures: A meta-analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 21, 150175.
Quinsey, V.L., & Lalumière, M.L. (1995). Evolutionary perspectives on sexual offending. Sexual
Abuse, 7, 301-315.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., Quinsey, V.L., & Chaplin, T.C. (1996). Viewing time as a measure of
sexual interest among child molesters and normal heterosexual men. Behaviour Research
and Therapy, 34,389-394.
Quinsey, V.L., Earls, C., Ketsetzis, M., & Karamanoukian, A. (1996). Viewing time as a measure
of sexual interest. Ethology and Sociobiology, 17, 341-354.
Lalumière, M. L., Harris, G. T., Quinsey, V. L., & Rice, M. E. (1998). Sexual deviance and
number of older brothers among sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse, 10, 5-15.
Lalumière, M. L., & Quinsey, V. L. (1998). Pavlovian conditioning of sexual interests in human
males. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 27, 241-252.
Lieb, R., Quinsey, V.L., & Berliner, L. (1998). Sexual predators and social policy. Crime and
Justice: A Review of Research, 23, 43-114.
Quinsey, V.L., Khanna, A. & Malcolm, B. (1998). A retrospective evaluation of the Regional
Treatment Centre Sex Offender Treatment Program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
13, 621-644.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., Quinsey, V.L., Lalumière, M.L., Boer, D., & Lang, C. (2003). A multisite comparison of actuarial risk instruments for sex offenders. Psychological Assessment,
15, 413-425.
Lalumière, M.L., Quinsey, V.L., Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., & Trautrimas, C. (2003). Are rapists
differentially aroused by coercive sex in phallometric assessments? Annals of the New
York Academy of Sciences, 989, 211-224.
Quinsey, V.L. (2003). Etiology of anomalous sexual preferences in men. Annals of the New York
Academy of Sciences, 989, 105-117.
Quinsey, V.L. & Varney, G.W. (1977). Social skills game: A general method for the modelling
and practice of adaptive behaviors. Behavior Therapy, 8, 279-281.
Quinsey, V.L. & Maguire, A. (1983). Offenders remanded for a psychiatric examination:
Perceived treatability and disposition. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 6,
Quinsey, V.L., Maguire, A., & Varney, G.W. (1983). Assertion and overcontrolled hostility
among mentally disordered murderers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
51, 550-556.
Quinsey, V.L., Cyr, M., & Lavallee, Y. (1988). Treatment opportunities in a maximum security
psychiatric hospital: A problem survey. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 11,
Rice, M.E., Harris, G.T., Quinsey, V.L., & Cyr, M. (1990). Planning treatment programs in
secure psychiatric facilities. In D. Weisstub (Ed.), Law and mental health: International
perspectives, 5, (pp. 162-230). New York: Pergamon.
Rice, M.E., Quinsey, V.L., & Houghton, R. (1990). Predicting treatment outcome and recidivism
among patients in a maximum security token economy. Behavioral Sciences and the Law,
8, 313-326.
Quinsey, V.L., Reid, K.S., & Stermac, L.E. (1996). Mentally disordered offenders' accounts of
their crimes. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 23, 472-489.
Quinsey, V.L. (1999). Comment on Fallon, P., et al. Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the
Personality Disorder Unit, Ashworth Special Hospital, Vol 1. The Journal of Forensic
Psychiatry, 10, 635-648.
Institutional Violence
Rice, M.E., Helzel, M.F., Varney, G.W., & Quinsey, V.L. (1985). Crisis prevention and
intervention training for psychiatric hospital staff. American Journal of Community
Psychology, 13, 289-304.
Quinsey, V.L. (1990). Aggression research and intervention strategies for the 1990s. In L.D.
Presse (Ed.). Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Violence and Aggression. (Pp. 241254). Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan.
Quinsey, V.L. (2000). Institutional violence among the mentally ill. In S. Hodgins (Ed.). Violence
among the mentally ill: Effective treatments and management strategies. (pp. 213-235).
NATO Science Series. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
Pruesse, M.G. & Quinsey, V.L. (1977). The dangerousness of patients released from maximum
security: A replication. Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 5, 293-299.
Quinsey, V.L. & Ambtman, R. (1979). Variables affecting psychiatrists' and teachers'
assessments of the dangerousness of mentally ill offenders. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 47, 353-362.
Quinsey, V.L. (1980). The base rate problem and the prediction of dangerousness: A reappraisal.
Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 8, 329-340.
Quinsey, V.L. & Cyr, M. (1986). Perceived dangerousness and treatability of offenders: The
effects of internal versus external attributions of crime causality. Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, 1, 458-471.
Quinsey, V.L. & Maguire, A. (1986). Maximum security psychiatric patients: Actuarial and
clinical prediction of dangerousness. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1, 143-171.
Quinsey, V.L. & Walker, W.D. (1992). Dealing with dangerousness: Community risk
management strategies with violent offenders. In R. DeV. Peters, R.J. McMahon, & V.L.
Quinsey (Eds.). Aggression and violence throughout the lifespan. (pp. 244-260). Newbury
Park, CA: Sage.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., & Quinsey, V.L. (1993). Violent recidivism of mentally disordered
offenders: The development of a statistical prediction instrument. Criminal Justice and
Behavior, 20, 315-335.
Quinsey, V.L. (1995). The prediction and explanation of criminal violence. International Journal
of Law and Psychiatry, 18, 117-127.
Quinsey, V.L., Coleman, G., Jones, B. & Altrows, I. (1997). Proximal antecedents of eloping and
reoffending among mentally disordered offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12,
Quinsey, V.L., Jones, G.B., Book, A.S., & Barr, K.N. (2006). The dynamic prediction of
antisocial behavior among forensic psychiatric patients: A prospective field study. Journal
of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1539-1565.
Belmore, M.F. & Quinsey, V.L. (1994). Correlates of psychopathy in a non-institutional sample.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 9, 339-349.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., & Quinsey, V.L. (1994). Psychopathy as a taxon: Evidence that
psychopaths are a discrete class. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 387397.
Quinsey, V.L., Book, A.S., & Lalumière, M.L. (2001). A factor analysis of traits related to
individual differences in antisocial behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 28, 522-536.
Skilling, T.A., Quinsey, V.L., & Craig, W. (2001). Evidence of a taxon underlying serious
antisocial behavior in boys. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 28, 450-470.
Skilling, T.A., Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., & Quinsey, V.L. (2002). Identifying persistently
antisocial offenders using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist and the DSM Antisocial
personality disorder criteria. Psychological Assessment, 14, 27-38.
Barr, K.N. & Quinsey, V.L. (2004). Is psychopathy a pathology or a life strategy? Implications
for social policy. In C. Crawford & C. Salmon (Eds.). Evolutionary psychology, public
policy, and personal decisions. (Pp. 293-317). Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.
Book, A.S. & Quinsey, V.L. (2004). Psychopaths: Cheaters or warrior-hawks? Personality and
Individual Differences, 36, 33-35.
Seto, M.C. & Quinsey, V.L. (2005). Toward the future: Translating basic research into
prevention and treatment strategies. In C.Patrick (Ed.). Psychopathy Handbook. (pp. 589601). NY: Guilford.
Book, A.S., Quinsey, V.L., & Langford, D. (2007). Psychopathy and the perception of affect and
vulnerability. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 531-544.
Harris, G.T., Rice, M.E., Hilton, N.Z., Lalumière, M.L., & Quinsey, V.L. (2007). Coercive and
precocious sexuality as a fundamental aspect of psychopathy. Journal of Personality
Disorders, 21, 1-27.
Evolutionary Psychology
Landolt, M.A., Lalumière, M.L., & Quinsey, V.L. (1995). Sex differences and intra-sex
variations in human mating tactics: An evolutionary approach. Ethology and
Sociobiology, 16, 3-23.
Lalumière, M.L., Chalmers, L.J., Quinsey, V.L., & Seto, M.C. (1996). A test of the mate
deprivation hypothesis of sexual coercion. Ethology and Sociobiology, 17, 299-318.
Lalumière, M. L., & Quinsey, V. L. (1999). A Darwinian interpretation of individual differences
in male propensity for sexual aggression. Jurimetrics, 39, 201-216.
Quinsey, V.L., Lalumière, M.L., Querée, M. & McNaughton, J.K. (1999). Perceived crime
severity and biological kinship. Human Nature, 10, 399-414.
Silverthorne, Z.A. & Quinsey, V.L. (2000). Sexual partner age preferences of homosexual and
heterosexual men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 29, 67-76.
Quinsey, V.L. (2002). Evolutionary theory and criminal behavior. Legal and Criminological
Psychology, 7, 1-13.
Volk, A. & Quinsey, V.L. (2002). The influence of infant facial cues on adoption preferences.
Human Nature, 13, 437-456.
Waller, K.L., Volk, A. & Quinsey, V.L. (2004). The effect of infant fetal alcohol syndrome facial
features on adoption preference. Human Nature, 15, 101-119.
Provost, M.P., Kosakoski, G., Kormos, C., & Quinsey, V.L. (2006). Female sociosexuality and
preference for male masculinization. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 305-312.