PSY145 - 01 Introduction.pdf - Professor Dr Ross Avilla 1...

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1/22/20 1 Professor: Dr. Ross Avilla 1 ¡ Lecture handouts posted on the course website ¢ No need to write down what’s on the slides ¡ Slide number on each slide ¢ Can be used for note- taking ¡ Use slides as study tool After every class… 2 If left uninformed, people remain ignorant about sex 5
1/22/20 2 National poll of college Freshman… ¡ 60% don’t know how birth control works ¡ 1 in 3 men don’t know how to effectively use condoms ¢ 30% believe it is better to use 2 condoms instead of 1 ¡ 20% believe having sex standing up reduces risk of pregnancy ¡ 30% reported having totally unprotected sex in the past 3 months! ? 6 Most parents do a bad job teaching their kids about sex ¡ Less than half talk about safe sex at all ¢ E.g., condoms, birth control ¡ By the time parents talk about sex, 40% of their kids are already doing it! ¡ Most learn from peers 7 Sex is one of the most crucial parts of life ¡ All mammals, birds, fish, and most insects do it !

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