Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity / Edition 7

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity / Edition 7

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

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ISBN-10: 0205532918

ISBN-13: 9780205532919

Pub. Date: 06/27/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The perfect balance between science and pedagogy. Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 7e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality and helps students develop their own opinions by promoting critical thinking skills, personal sexual health awareness, and responsible decision-making. Firmly rooted in science, the text systematically encourages

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The perfect balance between science and pedagogy. Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 7e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality and helps students develop their own opinions by promoting critical thinking skills, personal sexual health awareness, and responsible decision-making. Firmly rooted in science, the text systematically encourages students to apply the research to their own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205532919
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/27/2007
Series:
MyPsychKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is Human Sexuality.
What Is Human Sexuality.
Thinking Critically About Human Sexuality.
Perspectives on Human Sexuality.

2. Research Methods.
A Scientific Approach to Human Sexuality.
Populations and Samples: Representing the World of Diversity.
Methods of Observation.
The Correlational Method.
The Experimental Method.
Ethics in Sex Research.

3. Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
External Sex Organs.
Internal Sex Organs.
The Breasts.
The Menstrual Cycle.

4. Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
External Sex Organs.
Internal Sex Organs.
Diseases of the Urogenital System.
Male Sexual Functions.

5. Sexual Arousal and Response.
Making Sense of Sex: The Role of the Senses in Sexual Arousal.
Aphrodisiacs: Of Spanish Flies and Rhino Horns.
Sexual Response and the Brain: Cerebral Sex?
Sex Hormones: Do They “Goad” Us into Sex?
The Sexual Response Cycle.
Controversies About Orgasm.

6. Gender Identity and Gender Roles.
Prenatal Sexual Differentiation.
Gender Identity.
Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Sexism.
Gender Differences: Vive la Difference or Vive la Similarite?
On Becoming a Man or a Woman: Gender Typing.
Gender Roles and Sexual Behavior.
Psychological Androgyny: The More Traits, the Merrier?

7. Attraction and Love.
Attraction.
Love.

8. Relationships, Intimacy, and Communication.
The ABC(DE)s of Romantic Relationships.
Loneliness: “All the Lonely People, Where Do They All ComeFrom?”
Intimacy.
Communication Skills for Enhancing Relationships and Sexual Relations.

9. Sexual Techniques and Behavior Patterns.
Solitary Sexual Behavior.
Sexual Behavior with Others.

10. Sexual Orientation.
Sexual Orientation.
Perspectives on Gay Male and Lesbian Sexual Orientations.
Adjustment of Gay Males and Lesbians.
Coming Out: Coming to Terms with Being Gay.
Patterns of Sexual Activity Among Gay Males and Lesbians.
Gay Lifestyles.

11. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.
Conception: Against All Odds.
Infertility and Alternative Ways of Becoming Parents.
Pregnancy.
Prenatal Development.
Childbirth.
Birth Problems.
The Postpartum Period.

12. Contraception and Abortion.
Contraception.
Methods of Contraception.
The Search Goes On.
Abortion.

13. Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence.
Infancy (0 to 2 years): The Search for the Origins of Human Sexuality.
Early Childhood (3 to 8 years).
Preadolescence (9 to 13 years).
Adolescence.
Teenage Pregnancy.
Teenagers and Sex: Where Do We Stand?

14. Sexuality in Adulthood.
Singlehood.
Cohabitation: Darling, Would You Be My POSSLQ?
Marriage.
Marital Sexuality.
Extramarital Sex.
Domestic Violence.
Divorce.
Alternative Lifestyles.
Sex in the Later Years.
Sex and Disability.

15. Sexual Dysfunctions.
Types of Sexual Dysfunctions.
Origins of Sexual Dysfunctions.
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions.
How Do You Find a Qualified Sex Therapist?

16. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
An Epidemic.
Bacterial Infections.
Vaginal Infections.
Viral Infections.
Ectoparasitic Infestations.
Prevention of STIs: More Than Safer Sex.

17. Atypical Sexual Variations.
Normal Versus Deviant Sexual Behavior.
The Paraphilias.
Theoretical Perspectives.
Treatment of the Paraphilias.

18. Sexual Coercion.
Rape.
Verbal Sexual Coercion.
Sexual Abuse of Children.
Treatment of Rapists and Child Molesters.
Sexual Harassment.

19. Commercial Sex.
The World of Commercial Sex: A Disneyland for Adults.
Prostitution.
Pornography and Obscenity.

20. Making Responsible Sexual Decisions-An Epilogue.
Choices, Information, and Decision Making.
Value Systems.
The Balance Sheet for Decision Making.

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