Week Seven - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

Week Seven - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

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1 Running head: CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CheckPoint: Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior 1. YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior
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Sexual behavior is a natural facet of one’s life. Sexual behavior typically begins while one is an infant and continues to develop from there on out. It is possible for males to develop erections prior to their actual birth, while females may experience swelling and lubrication at this stage, as well. In this capacity, infants can start masturbation as early as six months of age, while pelvic thrusting may occur as early as eight months (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). As such, it is certainly normal for sexual behavior to occur in one’s childhood. The preadolescence stage takes place between 9 and 12 years of age. In this stage, masturbation is how sexual behavior expresses itself. This sexual curiosity will continue to develop within this stage and may possibly involve male to female or even same-sex experimentation through individual or mutual masturbation (Nevid, Rathus, et
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Week Seven - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

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