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Using humor and a contemporary voice, HUMAN SEXUALITY FROM CELLS TO SOCIETY, 1E engages readers to acquire a greater knowledge of their bodies, their values, and their relationships with others. This concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date book emphasizes critical thinking—in both human sexuality research as well as readers' own sexual lives—and is geared to help readers understand the diverse foundations of sexuality, as well as provide skills to evaluate current research and data. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, the author's approach is accessible to anyone, even without a background in biology or critical thinking, and allows readers to see how human sexuality interrelates with psychology, biology, health, law, media, religion, and other topics that at first glance seem unrelated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840028907
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha S. Rosenthal began her educational journey by studying drugs. She now studies sex, and suspects rock 'n' roll is next. Dr. Rosenthal is a professor of physiology at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches human sexuality, human physiology, neuroscience, drugs and society, and co-teaches interdisciplinary issues in gender. She received her master's degree in neuropharmacology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Dr. Rosenthal taught her first human sexuality class ten years ago. Dr. Rosenthal has received several awards, including teacher of the year at both the University of Florida and at Florida Gulf Coast University, and has been recognized as one of the twenty most influential people on the campus of FGCU. In addition to textbooks, she has written articles on the physiology of sleep and on the use of games in the classroom. Dr. Rosenthal has presented on issues of teaching human sexuality at national and international conferences. When not writing, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys reading, working out, and watching movies.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Sexuality. 2. Evaluating Studies of Sexuality. 3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System. 4. Female Anatomy and Physiology. 5. Sex and Gender. 6. Sexual Response. 7. Attraction, Dating, and Hooking Up. 8. Love. 9. Committed Relationships and Communicating with Your Partner. 10. Sexual Orientation. 11. Sexual Behaviors across the Lifespan. 12. Contraceptive Choices and Ending Pregnancy. 13. Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth. 14. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 15. Variations in Sexual Behavior. 16. Sexual Coercion and Violence. 17. Sex for Sale.

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