08107sex - Psych107 Sex,Love&Romance Sexualscripts...

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Psych 107 Sexual scripts Romantic love Scientific study of sex Teens having sex Influences on teens Women’s sexuality(ies) Redefining “sex”
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Sexual scripts Sexual scripts  Rules or guidelines for expected behaviors Associated with expected consequences Guide our behavior  Help us interpret others’ behavior Provide norms Influenced by race, class & gender
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Is romantic love universal? In India and Pakistan, half say would  marry without love 10-20% in Philippines, Thailand, Mexico Asian students adhere to more  conservative scripts re sex & dating
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Scientific study of sex Why is it important? Kinsey surveyed 3, 400 Americans in 1950s through direct observation Surveys provide info on norms Observation can describe Important to understand bio & social context
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