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2 365 chapt 2 research - Research and Sexuality Chapter 2...

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Research and Sexuality Chapter 2 Sex Research: Methods and Problems Sexology =The study of sexuality
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The study of sexuality Goal is to: Understand sexual behavior Predict sexual behavior Control / Influence sexual behavior Ethical considerations when “controlling behavior” Author Mary Roach discusses scientific research on human arousal and the orgasm. Bestseller BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach. -- W. W. Norton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXRstRDP-qs
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Summary of Research Methods
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Urban Legends What do we Know? Take 5 minutes - Each student make a short list of street legends, email facts, other items that you have been told are the truth, the fact about sex. Here are some examples: 1. Masturbation causes hairy palms, insomnia, impotency, lack of concentration, and blindness. 2. You can't get pregnant your first time 3. If we didn't have intercourse, we didn't have sex
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Types of Research Case Studies – You can examine a single or group of subjects in depth and individually. Very flexible, not as accurate as other methods. Sex Offenders, incest victims, disability Survey – Data on sexual attitudes and behaviors from large groups by questionnaires or interviews. This is cheap and fast, but has bias, and inaccurate information. Sample from Kinsey,Playboy, Cosmo?
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Types of Research Direct Observation – The researchers observe and record responses of subjects. Can obtain both visual and accurate records, but behaviors can be artificial. Physical studies by William Masters & Virginia Johnson Experimental – Subjects are presented with specific images, and other stimuli under managed and controlled situations, research can control variables, College experiments, f-MRI images
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Sex Research Today Sexuality is one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence. It is the source of joy and fulfillment as well as health challenges and difficulties affecting men and women, families, and society. From relationships, marriages, and procreation to sexually transmitted diseases, from sexual dysfunction and sexual violence to teen pregnancy and aging issues, sexuality affects many aspects of our lives and our society.
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Sex Research Today The study of sexual response and behavior is fundamental to understanding these aspects of human lives, and to the development and evaluation of effective solutions and interventions for
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2010 for the course PSYCH 356 taught by Professor Blomberg during the Spring '10 term at CSU Sacramento.

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