The Psychology of Human Sexuality (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 2, 2013 - Psychology - 424 pages
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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 pornography
  • Offers more in-depth treatment of relationships than comparable texts, with separate chapters dealing with attraction and relationship processes
  • Written from a sex-positive perspective, and is inclusive and respectful of a diverse audience
  • Includes numerous activities to facilitate a dynamic and interactive classroom environment
  

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Contents

1 Theoretical Perspectives on Human Sexuality
1
History Methods and Ethics
27
3 Human Sexual Anatomy
55
Understanding Arousal and Orgasm
87
5 Gender and Gender Identity
115
6 Sexual Orientation
144
7 The Laws of Attraction
171
Sex Love and Commitment
196
10 Sex Education Contraception and Pregnancy
255
11 Sexually Transmitted Infections and SaferSex Practices
279
12 Sexual Dysfunction and Sex Therapy
302
13 Variations in Sexual Behavior
328
14 Sex Laws Sexual Victimization and the Sexual Marketplace
351
Epilogue
378
Glossary
379
Index
391

9 Sexual Behaviors
229

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About the author (2013)

Justin J. Lehmiller is a College Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has published over 25 articles and book chapters in such publications as the Journal of Sex Research and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and he is frequently interviewed by news and media outlets.

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