Understanding Human Sexuality / Edition 12

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Overview

This trusted text examines the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality and provides practical information needed for everyday living, all with a firm grounding in research. The thoroughly revised twelfth edition of Hyde, Understanding Human Sexuality, features a new emphasis on critical thinking skill development, with input from expert Diane Halpern to ensure clarity and accessibility for students. The author team features a unique combination of a psychologist and a sociologist, which gives this text a distinct interdisciplinary perspective.

New to this edition is Connect Human Sexuality, with the groundbreaking adaptive learning diagnostic, LearnSmart and assignable and assessable videos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078035395
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 5/31/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 54,054
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Shibley Hyde, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Evjue-Bascom Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, received her education at Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught a course in human sexuality since 1974, first at Bowling Green State University, then at Denison University, and now at the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests are in gender differences and gender-role development in children. Author of the textbook Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women, she is currently President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and is a Fellow of the American Psychological

Association. She has received many other honours, including an award for excellence in teaching at Bowling Green State University, the Chancellor’s Award for teaching at the University of Wisconsin, and the Kinsey Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for career contributions to sex research. She is married to John DeLamater.

ohn D. DeLamater, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, received his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Michigan. He created the Human Sexuality course at the University of Wisconsin in 1975 and has taught it regularly since then. His research and writing are focused on social and psychological influences on human sexuality; his recent work is in the areas of HIV/AIDs and STD prevention. He is the coauthor of the textbook Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and Editor of The Journal of Sex Research. He has received awards for excellence in teaching from the Department of Sociology and Interfraternity Council-Panhellenic Association and is a member of the Teaching Academy at the University of Wisconsin. He regularly teaches a seminar for graduate students on teaching undergraduate courses. He is married to Janet Hyde.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Sexuality in Perspective
CHAPTER 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality
CHAPTER 3 Sex Research
CHAPTER 4 Sexual Anatomy
CHAPTER 5 Sex Hormones, Sexual Differentiation, and the Menstrual Cycle
CHAPTER 6 Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
CHAPTER 7 Contraception and Abortion
CHAPTER 8 Sexual Arousal
CHAPTER 9 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence
CHAPTER 10 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Adulthood
CHAPTER 11 Attraction, Love, and Communication
CHAPTER 12 Gender and Sexuality
CHAPTER 13 Sexual Orientation: Gay, Straight, or Bi?
CHAPTER 14 Variations in Sexual Behavior
CHAPTER 15 Sexual Coercion
CHAPTER 16 Sex for Sale
CHAPTER 17 Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy
CHAPTER 18 Sexually Transmitted Infections
CHAPTER 19 Ethics, Religion, and Sexuality
CHAPTER 20 Sex and the Law
EPILOGUE Looking to the Future: Sexuality Education
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