Understanding Human Sexuality / Edition 8

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Understanding Human Sexuality examines the science and psychology of human sexuality, provides practical information needed for everyday living, and familiarizes students with research methods used in sexuality. The author team features a unique combination of a psychologist and sociologist, which give this text a distinct inter-disciplinary perspective. This new edition includes up-to-date research, integrated technology, and new learning aids.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073211503
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 715
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.52 (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

Ch. 1 Sexuality in Perspective 1
Ch. 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality 24
Ch. 3 Sex Research 45
Ch. 4 Sexual Anatomy 71
Ch. 5 Sex Hormones and Sexual Differentiation 98
Ch. 6 Menstruation and Menopause 118
Ch. 7 Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 139
Ch. 8 Contraception and Abortion 178
Ch. 9 The Physiology of Sexual Response 216
Ch. 10 Techniques of Arousal and Communication 244
Ch. 11 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence 276
Ch. 12 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Adulthood 299
Ch. 13 Attraction, Intimacy, and Love 322
Ch. 14 Gender Roles, Female Sexuality, and Male Sexuality 344
Ch. 15 Sexual Orientation: Gay, Straight, or Bi? 371
Ch. 16 Variations In Sexual Behavior 404
Ch. 17 Sexual Coercion 425
Ch. 18 Sex for Sale 447
Ch. 19 Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy 467
Ch. 20 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 494
Ch. 21 Ethics, Religion, and Sexuality 524
Ch. 22 Sex and the Law 552
Ch. 23 Sex Education 579
App Directory of Resources in Human Sexuality 599
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