The Reward Foundation research

Research by TRF

The team at The Reward Foundation are involved in research with partners in the UK and the USA. Here is some original we have published. It is all in peer-reviewed sources. We plan to publish more original work during 2018.

Our latest paper is Pornography and Sexuality Research Papers at the 4th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions. It was published in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity online on 13 September 2017 and appeared in print in Volume 24, Number 3, 2017.  More details including a review and the abstract are available on the TRF Blog. If you would like a copy of this article, please write to us through Get in Touch at the bottom of this page.

Mary Sharpe, The Reward Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer,  has co-authored a chapter with Steve Davies of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation on “The Internet Flow Model and Sexual Offending” for a book entitled Working with Individuals who have Committed Sexual Offences: A Guide for Practitioners.  This was published by Routledge in February 2017 and can be purchased here.  You can also read a story about it.

Dr Darryl Mead, The Chair of The Reward Foundation published a paper on “The Risks Young People Face as Porn Consumers”.   This was published in Addicta: The Turkish Journal of Addictions in late 2016 and the full text is available for free.

In August 2016, Gary Wilson, the research adviser to the The Reward Foundation, was a co-author of a paper published in the journal Behavioral Sciences. “Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports” is freely available from the Behavioral Sciences website.

Gary Wilson has also written a key paper setting the direction for future research in the pornography harm field.  It is “Eliminate Chronic Internet Pornography Use to Reveal Its Effects” and was published in Addicta, The Turkish Journal of Addictions, in 2016. The link provides free access to the full study.

Watch this space.


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