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Second Draft (Psychology)

Second Draft (Psychology) - Differences Between Males and...

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Differences Between Males and Females Steve O’Neil Chivers, Reiger, Latty, and Bailey (2004) experimented with multiple studies questioning the differences in sexual arousal between men and women. The goal was to try to find out as much as possible about both males’ and females’ reaction to visual sexual stimuli. This study included heterosexual, homosexual, and transsexual participants from both genders. In one specific study, participants were chosen by responding to a newspaper advertisement. They were given a type of questionnaire to determine anonymously the participants’ sexual preference. The idea was to next, use a device to measure their sexual reaction by showing them clips of numerous sexual acts. They wanted to see if the participants readout would be the same as in the questionnaire. They used clips of film to ensure maximum genital arousal from each group. The clips shown were two minutes in length and included audio. Each of the participants were shown lesbian acts, heterosexual activity, and male-on-male homosexual activity. In between clips they were shown a neutral scene for eleven minutes that provided relaxing music in the background.
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