Exam 1 - CHAPTER 1 1 Sexology is the study of human sexual...

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CHAPTER 1 1. Sexology is the study of human sexual behavior in all aspects . 2. Human sexuality is an academic field is a web of interwoven aspect that are influenced by factors such as intimacy, love, gender roles, sexual orientation, communication style, variations in sexual expression, sexual behaviors, sexual health, aging, and wide range of realistic and not so realistic expectations. (endless list of influence. 3. The three major domains of sexuality are: the biological, psychosocial/ psychosexual, and sociocultural dimensions. All three of these domains are in constant interaction and are continuously growing and changing; each domain is multifaceted. 4. Sexual differentiation refers to the prenatal physiological and anatomical differentiation into male and female. 5. Sexual orientation refers to whether a person is a heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. 6. “Intrapersonal” experiences refer to the development of gender roles, interrelationships with family and how they shape our sexuality; the significance of friends to our psychosocial and psychosexual development; dating, hooking up, no marital cohabitation, marriage, divorce, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual relationships, sexuality and aging. 7. A person defines themselves based on the social groups to which they belong is the focus of social identity theory such as racial or ethnic group, friends, families. 8. The influence of media, religion, and education are all examples of the cultural domain . 9. People from individualistic cultures will most likely describe themselves in term of personal attributes : wealth, social status, education level, marital status and promote individual over group goals . Individualists view themselves as truly independent entities from the society, and their personal need and right rather than the needs of the society. 10. 3 million teens (25%)-- one-fourth of all sexually active teens in America—have a sexually transmitted disease. 11. Teenager moms are more likely to live in poverty because 41% will drop out of school. 12. All of the following reflected changes in American sexual attitudes and behaviors in the last 100 years except.
-lower birth rate- -delays in marriage- - an increase in woman’s ability to control her fertility- -changes in attitudes regarding marriage and divorce- -increased rates and social acceptance

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