Psy265_Sexuality and Value Systems

Psy265_Sexuality and Value Systems - legalism system until...

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Answer the following: Which value system or systems discussed in the text do you most relate to? Explain your answer. In today’s world I believe a lot of people practice the hedonism system. They don’t think. It could be a married man committing adultery, with his wife sister or a teacher engaging in inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. Hedonism is definitely the most practiced system in America. I was raised on the legalism system. However, I didn’t wait till I was married for sex. I did it because everyone else was doing it. So, in my teen years I practice situational ethics. Then I got married, and I held true to the
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Unformatted text preview: legalism system, until my ex husband started practicing the hedonism system. Today I practice the rationalism system. I enjoy sex. I have needs like anyone else, and I don’t want to wait for a real relationship to satisfy those needs. So, I rationalize. I do not break up happy or unhappy homes. I do not help cheating men cheat. I satisfy my needs, and that’s; it’s no emotions, no pretense that he will call, because I’ve gotten what I wanted from him. I think this differs from hedonism because I will not allow my desires to cloud my better judgment. I have my own set of moral, and ethics that I will not break for anyone....
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE Psy265 taught by Professor Kellimclaughlin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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