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Jerry A. Rea, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
PhD, Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Life Span Institute at Parsons

Areas of Interest

Assessment and treatment of deviant sexual behavior in persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Development of person centered service and culture change of service programs


Representative Publications and Presentations

Rea, J. (April, 2018). Assessment of sexual thoughts and arousal in the natural environment via a portable-penile plethysmograph in men with intellectual disabilities who had committed sexual offenses. Paper presented at the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis 12th Annual Conference, Omaha, NE.

Rea, J.A., Dixon, M.R., Zettle, R.D., & Wright, K. (2016). The development of in vivo measures to assess the impact of sex-drive reducing medications in an offender with an intellectual disability. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Rea, J.A., Dixon, M.R., Zettle, R.D., & Wright, K. (2016). The development of in vivo measures to assess the impact of sex-drive reducing medications in an offender with an intellectual disability. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Rea, J.A., Dixon, M.R, & Zettle, R.D. (2014). Assessing the generalization of relapse-prevention behaviors of sexual offenders diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Behavior Modification, 38, 25-44.

Spradlin, J.E., Saunders, K.J., Williams, D.C., & Rea, J.A. (2003). A behavior analyst looks at traditional treatment of pedophiles and rapists. Temas em Psicologia, 11, 76-83.

Rea, J.A., Williams, D.C., Saunders, K.J., Dixon, M., Wright, K., & Spradlin, J.E. (2003). Covert sensitization: A generalization and analysis in the laboratory and natural environment through the use of a portable-penile plethysmograph. The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 190-198.

Rea, J.A., & Williams, D.C. (2002). Shaping exhale duration for breath CO detection for men with mild mental retardation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 415-418.

Rea, J.A., Martin, C., & Wright, K. (2002). Using person-centered supports to change the culture of large intermediate care facilities. In S. Holburn & P. Votze (Eds.), Person-centered planning: Research, practice, and future directions (pp. 73-96). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Rea, J.A., DeBriere, T., Butler, K., & Saunders, K. J. (1998). An analysis of four sexual offenders’ arousal in the natural environment through the use of a portable penile plethysmograph. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 10, 239–255.


Awards and Service

Award Winning Student Paper, Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior
Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis

U.S. Patent: Apparatus and method for detecting and monitoring the sexual arousal of a patient
(Serial No. 08/736,264) by T. DeBriere & J. A. Rea, 1998


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