Sexual Behavior

Sexual Behavior - PSYCH PSYCH 10: 10: Sexual Motivation...

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Unformatted text preview: PSYCH PSYCH 10: 10: Sexual Motivation Sexual Motivation [DESCRIPTION] Q: Q: What is sexual behavior based on? A: A: 1) morphology – appearance of body (look male/female) 2) genes and sex hormones 3) learning Q: Q: What forces affect sexual motivation? A: A: • physiological readiness (maturity of body, hormones) • imagined stimuli – fantasy • external stimuli – individuals, pictures Q: Q: sexual behavior of rats? A: A: lordosis – female Raised rump, arched back, tail to side Mounting – male Q: Q: sexual response cycle? A: A: Masters and Johnson 1) excitement 2) plateau – excitement peaks 3) orgasm 4) resolution (male refractory period) Q: Q: Coolidge Effect? A: A: shorter refractory period if provided with a new partner Q: Q: sexual dimorphism? A: A: two forms of a species – male and female Genetalia formed in uterus Secondary sexual characteristics acquired during puberty because of hormones Q:...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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Sexual Behavior - PSYCH PSYCH 10: 10: Sexual Motivation...

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