Distinguishing_homosexuality[1]

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Unformatted text preview: Distinguishing homosexuality It would help, I think, both this discussion and our social climate if we could make some distinctions that psychologists routinely make between: a) behavior (what people actually do) b) arousal orientation (what people are aroused by - most often, which gender) c) roles d) personality traits. re a) People can do all kinds of sexual activities - and in fact, DO do all kinds of activities over the course of a lifetime - that don't fit into neat categories. Most of us have had (according to researchers) some same-sex exploratory play in childhood. Doesn't make us homosexual. People who are in mono-gender environments (prisons, submarines, formerly ships) can engage in same-sex activity without being same-sex oriented when other choices are available. An entertainer can behave as a transvestite and still feel completely at home in their own gender skin. can behave as a transvestite and still feel completely at home in their own gender skin....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course ECON 2312 taught by Professor Dan during the Spring '11 term at Texas San Antonio.

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