Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (paperback) / Edition 9

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (paperback) / Edition 9

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by Spencer A. Rathus, Jeffrey S. Nevid Ph.D., Lois Fichner-Rathus
     
 

Engaging students and cultivating understanding in a world of diversity.

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 9/e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality. More significantly, the text places an emphasis on cultivating understanding in a world of increasing diversity through personal engagement. Students are

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Engaging students and cultivating understanding in a world of diversity.

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 9/e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality. More significantly, the text places an emphasis on cultivating understanding in a world of increasing diversity through personal engagement. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own beliefs and experiences throughout the text in order to foster a more personal and impactful learning experience. The text also helps students develop their own opinions by promoting critical thinking skills, personal sexual health awareness, and responsible decision-making.

MyDeveleopmentLab is an integral part of the Rathus / Nevid / Fichner-Rathus program. Key learning applications include Video Series for Human Sexuality, “My Life, My Sexuality,” Assessment, and Personalized Study Plan.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning MyDevelopmentLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking Critical Thinking boxes are integrated into the margins. Boxes ask students to delve deeper into the material and reconsider their own opinions and ideas.
  • Engage Students The newly updated "Real Students Real Questions" feature increases students’ critical thinking skills by incorporating real questions from actual college students, as posed to instructors.
  • Explore Research Throughout the text, A Closer Look” boxes provide in-depth discussions of scientific techniques and skill-building exercises such as “Breast Self-Examination,” Self-Examination of the Testes,” and “What to Do If You Suspect You Have Contracted an STD.”
  • Understand Sexuality Through new and updated features like “My Life, My Sexuality,” and “A World of Diversity” the authors strengthen comprehension of the material while fostering greater reflection and understanding.
  • Support Instructors — The 9th edition is accompanied by a rich instructor support package, including new video embedded PowerPoints, a heavily updated Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank that are organized according to in-text Learning Objectives for ease of use, and MyDevelopmentLab with the new Human Sexuality Video Series.

NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the Book with Access Card order the ISBN below;

0205961398 / 9780205961399 Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (Case) Plus NEW MyDevelopmentLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0205909469 / 9780205909469 Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (hardcover)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205955336
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
48,649
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents



Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Human Sexuality

Chapter 2: Research Methods in Human Sexuality

Chapter 3: Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 4: Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 5: Sexual Arousal and Response

Chapter 6: Gender Identity, Gender Roles, and Gender Differences

Chapter 7: Attraction and Love—Binding Forces

Chapter 8: Relationships and Communication

Chapter 9: Sexual Behaviors and Fantasies

Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation

Chapter 11: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Chapter 12: Contraception and Abortion

Chapter 13: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 14: Sexuality in Adulthood

Chapter 15: Sexual Dysfunctions

Chapter 16: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chapter 17: Atypical Sexual Variations

Chapter 18: Sexual Coercion

Chapter 19: Commercial Sex


Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Human Sexuality

Learning Objectives 2

The Science of Human Sexuality?

Sexuality and Values

Thinking Critically about Human Sexuality

Perspectives on Human Sexuality

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 2: Research Methods in Human Sexuality

Learning Objectives

A Scientific Approach to Human Sexuality

Populations and Samples: Representing the World of Diversity

Methods of Observation

Correlation

The Experimental Method

Ethics in Sex Research

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 3: Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Objectives

External Sex Organs

Internal Sex Organs

The Breasts

The Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Problems

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 4: Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Objectives

External Sex Organs

Internal Sex Organs

Health Problems of the Urogenital System

Male Sexual Functions

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 5: Sexual Arousal and Response

Learning Objectives

Making Sense of Sex

Aphrodisiacs: of Spanish Flies and Rhino Horns

Sexual Response and the Brain: Cerebral Sex?

Sex Hormones and Sexual Behavior

Sexual Response

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 6: Gender Identity, Gender Roles, and Gender Differences

Learning Objectives

Prenatal Sexual Differentiation

Gender Identity

Gender Roles and Stereotypes

Gender Differences

On Becoming a Man or a Woman: Gender Typing

Psychological Androgyny and the Reconstruction of Masculinity–Femininity: The More Traits, the Merrier?

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 7: Attraction and Love—Binding Forces

Learning Objectives

Physical Attractiveness: How Important Is Looking Good?

The Attraction–Similarity Hypothesis: Who Is “Right” for You?

Love: “The Morning and the Evening Star”?

Romantic Love

Contemporary Models of Love: Dare Science Intrude?

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 8: Relationships and Communication

Learning Objectives

The ABC(DE)’s of Romantic Relationships

Jealousy: Is the World a Real-Life Temptation Island ?

Deterioration of Relationships

Loneliness: “All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?”

Satisfaction in Relationships: Communication as Key

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 9: Sexual Behaviors and Fantasies

Learning Objectives

Sex Without a Partner

Masturbation Techniques

Partnered Sex

Sexual Intercourse: Positions and Techniques

Sexual Fantasies

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation

Learning Objectives

Getting Oriented toward Sexual Orientation

Perspectives on Gay Male and Lesbian Sexual Orientations

Sexual Orientation in Contemporary Society

Adjustment of Gay Males and Lesbians

Coming Out: Coming to Terms with Being Gay

Chapter Review 290

Test Your Learning

Chapter 11: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Learning Objectives

Conception: Against All Odds

Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Pregnancy

Prenatal Development

Childbirth

The Postpartum Period

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 12: Contraception and Abortion

Learning Objectives

Contraception

Contraception in the United States: The Political Battle

Methods of Contraception

Abortion

Perspectives on Abortion

Methods of Abortion

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 13: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence

Learning Objectives

Infancy (0 to 2 Years): The Search for the Origins of Human Sexuality

Early Childhood (3 to 8 Years)

Preadolescence (9 to 13 Years)

Sex Education

Adolescence

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 14: Sexuality in Adulthood

Learning Objectives

Being Single

Cohabitation: “Darling, Would You Be My POSSLQ?”

Marriage: Tying the Knot

Divorce: Breaking Bonds

Sex in the Later Years

Sex and Disability

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 15: Sexual Dysfunctions

Learning Objectives

Types of Sexual Dysfunctions

Origins of Sexual Dysfunctions: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 16: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Learning Objectives

Epidemic!

Bacterial Infections

Vaginal Infections

Viral Infections

Ectoparasitic Infestations

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 17: Atypical Sexual Variations

Learning Objectives 506

Normal versus Deviant

Sexual Behavior

The Paraphilias

Theoretical Perspectives

Treatment of Paraphilias

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 18: Sexual Coercion

Learning Objectives

Rape: The Most Intimate Crime of Violence

Types of Rape

Social Attitudes, Myths, and Cultural Factors that Encourage Rape

Psychological Characteristics of Rapists: Who Are They?

Adjustment of Rape Survivors

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Treatment of Rapists and Child Molesters

Sexual Harassment

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

Chapter 19: Commercial Sex

Learning Objectives

Prostitution

Pornography and Obscenity

Chapter Review

Test Your Learning

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