Sexuality

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SAGE Publications, Mar 24, 1993 - Psychology - 200 pages
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This portrait of sexuality in close relationships presents an extensive examination of current theory and research. Contributors pay particular attention to sexual attitudes, behaviour, satisfaction and coercion, and discuss sexual patterns in several types of sexual relationship: dating, cohabiting, marital and homosexual. They show how sexual aspects of these relationships are related to other characteristics such as love and communication.

Drawing material from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, communication and family studies, the volume also explores sexual standards, predictors of sexual attraction, sexual scripts, the initiation of sex and negotiating safe-sex behaviours.

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Contents

Attitudes About Sexuality in Close Relationships
1
Sexual Attitudes About Other Types of Close Relationships
17
The Beginning of the Sexual Relationship
23
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Dr. John H. Harvey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He has written and/or edited several books in the field including "Odyssey of the Heart, 2/e (LEA). A Fellow of Division 8 of the American Psychological Association, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Career Award and the New Contribution Award from the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships in 2000.
Dr. Amy Wenzel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Dakota. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in interpersonal and cognitive approaches to the study of psychopathology, particularly anxiety disorders. Drs. Wenzel and Harvey are the co-editors of two other LEA books, Close Romantic Relationships and The Clinician's Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships.
Dr. Susan Sprecher is a Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University. She is a social psychologist who specializes in the study of personal relationships and sexuality. She has published over 100 articles and chapters on these and other topics. Dr. Sprecher is an active member of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), and currently serves as the editor of the Association's journal, "Personal Relationships.

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