The Psychology of Human Sexuality offers a comprehensive overview of human sexual behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective. The text highlights psychological research and theory on human sexuality whilst also considering the biological, evolutionary, social, and cultural factors that influence our sex lives. Features comprehensive coverage of topics including gender and sexual orientation, relationships, sexual behaviors, sexual difficulties and solutions, prostitution, and pornographyOffers more in-depth treatment of relationships than comparable texts, with
The Psychology of Human Sexuality; Copyright; Contents; About the Author; Foreplay; Illustrations; Text Boxes; Tables; 1 Theoretical Perspectives on Human Sexuality; Introduction; What Drives Us to Have Sex?; Psychological Influences; Cultural and Societal Influences; Biological and Evolutionary Influences; Major Theoretical Perspectives on Human Sexuality; Psychoanalytic Theory; Cognitive-Behavioral and Learning Theories; Exchange Theories; Personality Theories; Evolutionary Theory; The Perspective of This Text; Key Terms; Discussion Questions: What is Your Perspective on Sex?; References
2 Sexology Research: History, Methods, and EthicsIntroduction; A Brief History of Sexology; Sexology as a Science; Sample Selection; Nonexperimental Research; Surveys; Direct Observation; Case Reports; Experimental Research; A Sample Sexperiment; Strengths and Limitations of the Experimental Method; A Note on Statistics; Means and Medians; Incidence and Prevalence; Correlation; Ethics in Sexology Research; Informed Consent; Debriefing; Confidentiality; Evaluating Sex Research; Key Terms; Discussion Questions: What is Your Perspective on Sex?; References; 3 Human Sexual Anatomy; Introduction
Male Sexual AnatomyA Historical and Cultural Overview of the Penis; External Anatomy; Internal Anatomy; Psychology of the Penis: Male Genital Concerns; Male Genital Health Issues; Female Sexual Anatomy; A Historical and Cultural Overview of the Vulva; External Anatomy; Internal Anatomy; Breasts; Psychology of the Breasts and Vulva: Female Bodily Concerns; Female Breast and Genital Health Issues; Moving Forward; Key Terms; Discussion Questions: What is Your Perspective on Sex?; References; 4 Human Sexual Response: Understanding Arousal and Orgasm; Introduction
Factors That Influence Sexual ArousalThe Brain; The Senses; Hormones; Substances; The Sexual Response Cycle; The Masters and Johnson Model; Psychological Models of Sexual Response; Key Terms; Discussion Questions: What is Your Perspective on Sex?; References; 5 Gender and Gender Identity; Introduction; Biological Influences on Gender Identity and Sexuality; Biological Sex Variations; Psychosocial Influences on Gender Identity and Sexuality; Social Interactions and Norms; Physical Environments; Media; Variations in Gender Expression; Transsexualism; Cross-Dressing; Other Identities
Just How Different Are Men and Women?Sex Differences in Psychology; Sex Differences in Sexuality and Attitudes Toward Sex; Key Terms; Discussion Questions: What is Your Perspective on Sex?; References; 6 Sexual Orientation; Introduction; Sexual Orientation: Definitions and Types; Measurement and Prevalence; Theories of Sexual Orientation; Early Psychological Theories; Biological and Hormonal Theories; Evolutionary Theories; Biopsychosocial Theories; Sex Differences in the Expression of Sexual Orientation; Sexual Orientation Attitudes; Prejudice Against Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Persons
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