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Jerry A. Rea, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
PhD, Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas
Primary office:
620-421-6550 Ext. 1720
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.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.

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.

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., 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., & 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., 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.

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.


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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