Ch.13 psyc - 04:54 (SII&SelfDirectedSearch(SDS o ,findout

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04:54 • Psychological tests for career decisions- Occupational interest inventories- measure your interests as they relate to  various jobs or careers o SII- testing that focus’s more on job satisfaction than job success, find out  what you like and what job matches your personal interest. o You may score high with something you may hate o Don’t let the test make the decisions for you o Channel women into gender based careers o Be wary of letting gender  Chapter 13 Key Aspects of Sexual Identity o A clear and stable sense of who you are, sexual identity is the complex of  personal qualities, self-perceptions, attitudes, values, and preferences that  guide to ones sexual behavior. Sexual orientation-someones preference for sexual and emotional  relationships of one gender or another.  Heterosexuals-seek relationships with other genders Homosexuals-seek relationships with the same gender Bisexuals-seek both gender relationships. Transgendered- appear and behave different than their traditional  gender roles Body image-how you see yourself physically, effects how you feel  about yourself in the sexual domain positive body image is correlated with greater sexual activity, higher  sexual satificatio (cockyness) pencil-thin women, muscular men, gym memberships, face lifts,  breast enhancements. Sexual values and ethnics- cultures impose constraints on how people  are expected to behave sexually. Some cultures teach that certain expressions of sexuality are right  and wrong, depending on gender, race, ethnicity, and  socioeconomic status
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Erotic prefrences- people differ in what they find enjoyable. Your  attitudes about self-stimulation, oral sex, intercourse etc.’  Physiological influences-hormones! o around the third month of prenatal development child develops gonads-  the sex glands androgens- the principal class of male sex hormones estrogens-the principal class of female sex hormones (both are actually present in both genders, but in different proportions) o at puberty, hormones reassert their influence on sexual development.  Mature into primary sex characteristics (sex organs).  Hormonal shifts also regulate the development of secondary sex 
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course PSY PSY 103 taught by Professor Lynstein during the Fall '10 term at Rhode Island.

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