Psycholog 210 - Exam 3 - Psych 210 Exam 3 prep Sexuality Across the Life Span Development Dimensions Cognitive o Sexual meaning develops w language o

Psycholog 210 - Exam 3 - Psych 210 Exam 3 prep Sexuality...

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Psych 210 – Exam 3 prep Sexuality Across the Life SpanDevelopment Dimensions: -Cognitive: oSexual meaning develops w/ languageoConcrete idea of sexuality becomes more abstract oDevelop person’s understanding of how work-Social (interpersonal)oInvolvement of othersoQuality of others (love maps)-Gender:oUndifferentiated (don’t know what gender they are as a baby) fluid constant rigid resolved-OrientationoAmbisexual (attracted oHomosocial oHetero/homosexual -Erotic oReflexive pleasure – curious excitement – erotophobic/erotophobic oDifferent culture reflects on different pleasureInfant Sexuality: 0-2 years -Typical sexual experiences oFraud proposed that infants were in this state of dormancy and came into toddler becomes focus on their genitals dormancy stages where they’re not sexual teenager oUndifferentiatedfrom other needs Entire body – organ wanted to be touch No difference between stroking a baby vs stroking adult oGenital response associated with positive emotions, pleasurable experience oSucking, rocking, caress erection oOrgasm rare but possible (F>M)oTactile exploration – unfocussed masturbation Baby touches themselves and explore what feels good -Gender dimensionoUnaware of own genderoNo sense of their own genderoParental stereotyping clothes, toys, interaction with infantoFather rough play than mother treat both gender babies equally -Rearing differencesoGirls: cuddle, coo, baby talk, seen as dependent, fragile oBoys: adult talk, less contact comfort, tougher, independent, rough, and tumble-Erotic dimensionoReflexive arousal, relaxation
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Psych 210 – Exam 3 prep oPragmatic: feels good, gets mores vice versaoPleasurable feelings in erogenous zonesoPleasure affirming vs pleasure withholding oBody map: oCare giver kissing & cuddling oShame about body: caregiver doesn’t express love -Social dimension: oEgocentric: all about their own pleasureoLove objects – stuff animal extension of self oAttachment to caregivers – basis of future love, sensuality oDeprivation of contact comfort – serve problems with relationships oSexual partners – those who provide pleasure (caregivers) Kissing, rocking, cuddling, etc oInfants pat, hug, kiss, gaze at otheroTransitional objects help them feel safe -Orientation dimensionoUnware of own or other’s gender oOrient to the familiar – smell, soundoPreference for higher pitched voices Used to mother’s voice Early Childhood:2-8 years old -Typical sexual experiencesoCommon – kiss, hug, stroke, dress & undress themselves, playing doctorsAware of their bodies and talk about sexo
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