Chapter 6 Sexualities

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Family -- Chapter 6 Sexualities Historically By late-nineteenth and twentieth century’s, two major categories developed Heterosexual Homosexual The Emergence of Sexual Identity Sexual identity: A set of sexual practices and attitudes leading to the formation in a person’s mind of an identity as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual; helps us to define who we are Sexual Acts Versus Sexual Identity Sexual Identity - a new term; until late 19th century sexual terms referred to Socially approved sex within marriage to procreate Socially disapproved (all other acts) Sexual acts existed, sexual identities did not Concept of sexual identity needs Self-consciousness Self-examination Opposite sex attraction considered normal Beginning in late-nineteenth century, homosexual person was thought to be mentally ill 1973 American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders The Determinants of Sexual Identity Social constructionist perspective: Belief that human sexuality is entirely socially constructed Male and female sexual roles are the preferred Integrative perspective: Belief that sexuality is determined by both social and biological factors
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course AOC 320 taught by Professor Donham during the Fall '09 term at CSU Long Beach.

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