Social Psychology and Human Sexuality: Essential Readings
Roy F. Baumeister
Psychology Press, 2001 - Medical - 354 pages
The study of human sexuality has often been approached from clinical, medical, physiological and technical perspectives, but the social aspect of sexuality has been neglected in the past. This volume presents a selected group of influential articles dealing specifically with the social aspects of sexuality. It offers an introduction for students wishing to understand sex as an activity that human beings do with each other, and it complements the how-to and biological approaches that prevail in many textbooks. Topics covered include crucial differences between male and female sexuality, losing virginity, the competing versus complementary influences of nature and culture, sexual harassment, rape and coercion, jealousy, social influences on sexual orientation, and the sexual exploits of students on spring break. The book begins with an original chapter by Roy Baumeister. It comments on the state of research in the social aspects of sexuality and then goes on to sketch out an integrative overview of how social processes can shape a broad variety of sexual behaviours.
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