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Unformatted text preview: PSY 153 Mc/B - FHS – Chapter I Study Guide Sexuality Today Know (in general terms): 1. The definitions of the glossary terms in the margins which are not specifically cited in the study guide items below – SEE BACK 2. The sources in U.S. society of contradictory messages about sex- religious groups, governments, and schools and health professionals 3. Why finding a universally accepted definition of sexuality is difficult- our ambivalence and variability 4. To what the words sexuality and sex can refer- anatomy, sexual behavior, thoughts and feelings, intercourse, kissing and fantasies, and the condition of being masculine or femenine 5. How Aron and Aron defined sexuality – consisting of all sensations emotions and cognitions that an individual associates with physical sexual arousaland that usually give rise to sexual desire and/or behavior 6. The essential features of the three contemporary trends influencing sexual attitudes and behaviors- first- an incresead openness toward sex, second- the range of relationships, third- awareness that sex can be risky 7. What constitutes evidence of a growing acceptance of sexual diversity- sexual freedom is an ideal and many old taboos have been abandoned 8. What surveys have shown about the sexual experiences of young adults, and particularly college students- the vast majority of unmarried adults are sexually experienced 9. The particulars of the two noteworthy trends in U.S. society today -people are more sexually experienced at a younger age and are marrying at an older age 10. To what differences in sexual behavior across cultures may be attributed, and the role acculturation plays in those differences- socio economic differences and ethnic differences, the more acculturated you are the more similar to the mainstream culture you are 11. The two purposes served by examining sexual practices across cultures- it can help us comprehend the role that cultural norms and traditions play in shaping people’s sexual behavior and finding near universal sexual practices reveal biological factors 12. The conclusions about sexual behavior across cultures that can be drawn- penile-vaginal is the mot common, the more religious you are the less likely you are to have anal sex 13. How to discuss the sexual biases in mass media coverage- sensational and negative aspects 14. What determines eroticism's legitimacy in advertising- weather it makes sense in the context 15. What typifies daytime soap operas' treatment of sexual issues- lies, deception and drama 16. How sexual issues are treated in daytime talk shows and what can be concluded about this treatment-...
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