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PSY621: Psychology of Human Sexuality – Jan 16 th Course Expectations - Lectures, Brightspace and textbook is what he uses - Chapters 4 & 5 won’t be on the exam (midterm) o Based on chapter 1-3 o Chapter 2 is all fair game (read it all) o Won’t be tested on the info boxes o Some studies will be tested on (mentioned in Brightspace) o Chp 3 is research Their bias, what they have gotten from it All fair game except a lot of it is covered during lecture o 4-6 questions from chapter 1 o Pg 20 on 7 th ed there’s a section and the question will come from that Sexual health perspective Rest of the questions will be on what makes humans unique or not Cross species Are there any other behaviours, conditions or traits that are unique in human sexuality or what they do or not Cross cultural human sexuality Won’t have to know the different names o 2 readings from Brightspace Freud History of APA and how they dealt with homosexuality o For midterm, focus on Freud Will mention on Brightspace you will need to know o There will be a question about critical thinking Have to analyze, look for problems, be skeptical, wonder if it’s valid, if the sources can be trusted, was research conducted properly, be open minded Black and white represents one or the other Sexual Assault - We have no idea the percentage of sexual assault claims made by women to men being false o Researchers found around 80% o You can get a number that high by testing limited sample, limited demographic, standard of proof for being false is too low (you would get a high number by moving cases where the plaintiff was not guilty in that case), definition of sexual assault may differ o Could show high rate of false allegations, but have to look deeper to see the operational definition (how you are measuring something; clearly explaining what you are valuing and assessing and how you are measuring it)
o What is the reason for a woman to make a false allegation?
- In Canada till 1982, what type of woman could not be raped?
Doesn’t mean she can’t be raped o Men could not be raped. Only women - Cancel culture is real - One of the number 1 cause of birth defects is domestic violence; but it’s false info as well o Christina Hoff Sommers *** o Challenged some facts that had been spread around in the 80’s and 90’s March of Dimes (charity) announcement and claimed that domestic violence causes more birth defects than anything else
- Nancy said that up to 35% of women who attend emergency room are there for domestic violence, but her facts say they attend ER for violence (they attend for cancer, anxiety, etc.) o Nancy K.D. Lemon *** Christina and Nancy exchanged their interaction (false information being

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