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March 17, 2017
Q. When does biology trump psychology in human behavior?
A. A case in point: After a Virginia teacher started collecting sex magazines, visiting child pornography websites, and then making subtle advances on his young stepdaughter, he was convicted of child molestation, say David Myers and C. Nathan Dewall in “Exploring Psychology.” Despite his participation in a sexual addiction rehabilitation program, his sexual urges still overwhelmed him and a prison sentence awaited him. Just before that happened, he checked himself into the local ER complaining of a headache, suicidal thoughts and distress over his uncontrollable impulses, which even led him to proposition the nurses.
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