NeMUP research initiative

Neural mechanisms underlying pedophilia and sexual offending against children:
origins, assessment, and therapies

University Duisburg-Essen

Institute for Forensic Psychiatry of the University Duisburg-Essen
LVR-Klinikum Essen
Postfach 103043
45030 Essen

Project lead: jun. Prof. Dr. Boris Schiffer

Dipl. Psych. Claudia Massau
Dipl. Psych. Christian Kärgel


+49 234 5077 3226

The main focus of the Duisburg-Essen group is - in addition to the common trunk tasks- the investigation of deficits in cognitive control and peculiarties in the moral judgment of (criminal) scenarios and their neural correlates. Based on the acquired findings, knowledge of the cognitive control mechanisms of behavioral control will be complemented with neurobiological data. In the long run, psychotherapeutic treatment goals will possibly be adapted.

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