Social Psychology and Human Sexuality: Essential Readings / Edition 1

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In spite of its central importance in human relationships, the study of sexuality has been somewhat neglected by social psychologists. This reader brings together a fascinating selection of articles which examine sex as a social phenomenon: as a group of behavior patterns that people engage in together, under the influence of social pressures, and indeed as ways that people relate to each other.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841690193
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

R. Baumeister, Social Psychology, Social Exchange, and Sexuality. Part I: Gender and Sexual Behavior. M. Oliver & J. Hyde, Gender Differences in Sexuality: A Meta-analysis. R. Clark & E. Hatfield, Gender Differences in Receptivity to Sexual Offers. Part 2: Nature and Culture. D. Buss & D. Schmitt, Sexual Strategies Theory: An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Mating. R. Baumeister, Gender Differences in Erotic Plasticity: The Female Sex Drive as Socially Flexible and Responsive. Part 3: Virginity. S. Sprecher, A. Barbee, & P. Schwartz, "Was it Good for You, Too?": Gender Differences in First Sexual Experiences. Part 4: Sex and the Peer Group. J. Billy & J. Udry, Patterns of Adolescent Friendship and Effects on Sexual Behavior. E. Maticka-Tyndale, E. Herold, & D. Mewhinney, Casual Sex on Spring Break: Intentions and Behaviors of Canadian Students. Part 5: Homosexuality and Homophobia. D. Bem, Exotic Becomes Erotic: A Developmental Theory of Sexual Orientation. H. Adams, L. Wright, & B. Lohr, Is Homophobia Associated with Homosexual Arousal? Part 6: Rape and Harassment. C. Palmer, Twelve Reasons Why Rape is Not Sexually Motivated: A Skeptical Examination. E. Kanin, Date Rapists: Differential Sexual Socialization and Relative Deprivation. C. Meyer & S. Taylor, Adjustment to Rape. J. Bargh, P. Raymond, J. Pryor, & F. Strack, Attractiveness of the Underling: An Automatic Power Sex Association and its Consequences for Sexual Harassment and Aggression. Part 7: Infidelity. D. Buss, R. Larsen, D. Western, & J. Semmelroth, Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology. G. Hansen, Extradyadic Relations during Courtship. Part 8: Paraphilias. R. Baumeister, Masochism as Escape from Self. Part 9: Pornography and Desire. W. Fisher & D. Byrne, Sex Differences in Response to Erotica: Love versus L

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