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Myth 7: Pedophiles and ephebophiles are psychopathic or neurotic.


Researchers write:

Paul Okami and Amy Goldberg, Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles:

Surprisingly little clinically significant pathology of any sort has been found among these groups...Our findings are consistent with those of Langevin...that "None of the commonly held hypotheses were supported."24

• For more information, see the section on this site about characteristics of minor-attracted men.

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21. Langevin, 1983; Okami & Goldberg, 1992.

22. Langevin, 1983.

23. Okami & Goldberg, 1992; Wilson & Cox, 1983.

24. Okami & Goldberg, 1992.