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“Love me!” Examining the effect of music censorship on sexual priming and sexual cognitions

Chrysalis L. Wright University of Central Florida Maria Toro Arenas University of Central Florida Priscilla Martinez University of Central Florida Kathryn McMullen University of Central Florida Rhea Philip University of Central Florida   Abstract The current study was a quasi-experimental design examining the relationship between exposure to sexual content in music, sexual priming, and sexual cognitions among 165 male and female emerging adult college students. Participants were randomly assigned to four experimental conditions where they viewed either music videos containing explicit sexual lyrics, censored music videos, music videos with no explicit content, or no videos. Participants then completed a measure ...

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