PSY352ch10sexgenderid

PSY352ch10sexgenderid - Sexual and Gender Identity...

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Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Chapter 10
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What is Normal Sex? hard to define Very wide array of practices Even vanilla hetero sex varies, without getting into all the other flavors Cultural, moral, legal definitions Reported practices E.g., oral sex 70%
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Homosexuality Homosexuality Not a disorder Homophobia Biological factors Homosexuals do not differ fr heterosexuals on measures of psychological dysfunction Continuum of sexuality vs. categories
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Diagnosis of Sexual Abnormality Three stage process for determining whether something constitutes a sexual problem: 1. Persistent and recurrent 2. Causes personal distress 3. Negatively affects relationship w partner
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Society perpetuates myths about sexual activity and aging; youth orientation Over 50% of people in their 60’s are sexually active. Half report physical aspects of sex to be better than when they were in their 20’s. Less than 30% of 60-year-old men have
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSY 352 taught by Professor Kirstenbradbury during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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