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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Eric Sprankle, Psy.D.

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Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychologist and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist
Co-Director, Sexuality Studies Program

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University, 2009

Areas of Interest

  • Understanding sex work stigma and barriers to sex workers' rights.
  • Conducting needs assessments for various sectors of the sex industry in Minneapolis.
  • Combating moral panics in sexuality (e.g., sex trafficking, sex addiction).

Selected Publications/Presentations

Sprankle, E., Bloomquist, K., Butcher, C., Gleason, N., & Shaefer, Z. (2017). The role of sex work stigma on victim blame and empathy of sexual assault survivors. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. dio:http;//

Bloomquist,K., & Sprankle, E. (2016, November) Applying the minority stress model to sex workers: Implications for therapists. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ.

Bloomquist, K., Seymour, A., Swift, J., & Sprankle, E. (2016, September). Sex workers' rights movement: Current goals and future directions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Sociologists of Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN.

Sprankle, E., End, C.M., & Bretz, M.N. (2012). Sexually degrading music videos and lyrics: Their effects on males' aggression and endorsement of rape myths and sexual stereotypes.  Journal of Media Psychology, 24(1), 31-39

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 205 Psychology of Sexual Health
  • PSYC 466/566 Psychology of Aging
  • PSYC 478/578 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 651 Adult Psychopathology
  • PSYC 686 Clinical Assessment