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Your self-identity is shaped, in part, by two aspects of your own sexuality. They are gender identity and sexual orientation. Difference between gender identity and sexual orientation: o Gender identity indicates the sex that a person identifies themselves to be; sexual orientation identifies the sex of those a person is romantically, emotionally, and sexually attracted to. Sexuality is expressed as personal and subjective Other aspects of intimacy: o Kissing, touching, massaging, and mutual or solo masturbation One of the most common roadblocks to understanding our own sexuality is the fear that we are not normal . Which is a problem with sexual functioning? o Premature ejaculation Abstinence-only sex ed emphasizes that: there is a need to wait until marriage to have sex George wants to study why some adults choose to get married, and others don’t. He sends a survey to his classmates in his psychology course, but this approach is lacking a representative sample. Random sampling – a method of selecting a sample of participants in such a way that each member of the population has an equal chance of being selected Survey studies – the collection of data from a group of individuals that describe their beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors Informed consent – a process that explains to study participants the risks and procedures involved in a research study, and gives them the choice to participate Debriefing – the explanations of the purpose and potential contributions of the findings given to participants at the end of the study What do studies show about high-school seniors who received education about HIV and AIDS? o They engaged in fewer high-risk activities
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Masters and Johnson’s data was gathered primarily through: direct observation Correlational research: when researches take information from research participants and compare different characteristics between them to check for connections or links between them What requires you to make an almost overwhelming number of crucial decisions about sex? Choosing to be sexually active Gender identity the sex that a person identifies themselves to be Experimental group the participants in an experiment who are subjected to a variable of research interest Target population the entire group of people to which a researcher is attempting to apply a study sample’s findings Personal sexual philosophy a person’s unique foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and actions relating to what the person wants and who he or she is as a sexual being Respondents individuals selected to respond to a researcher’s request for information Observational research gathering behavioral data through direct or indirect observation using scientific techniques.
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