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CEP260_Chapter_13_Pr - Chapter 13 The Development and Expression of Sexuality Agenda Quiz Sexual Identity Sexuality IAT Review

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13 The Development and Expression of Sexuality Agenda ▫ Quiz ▫ Sexual Identity ▫ Sexuality IAT Review ▫ Physiological and Psychosocial Influences Mini-Presentations: Sex Ed in Schools? ▫ Break ▫ Sexual Orientation ▫ Interaction in Sexual Relationships ▫ Patterns of Sexual Behavior Sexuality is a key aspect of human behavior and emotion, and it deserves serious study. Sexual Identity – refers to “the complex personal qualities, self- perceptions, attitudes, values and preferences that guide one’s sexual behavior.” Let’s Talk About Sex… Sexual Identity • refers to “the complex personal qualities, self-perceptions, attitudes, values and preferences that guide one’s sexual behavior.” • 1. Sexual Orientation ▫ Heterosexual - seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the other gender ▫ Homosexual - seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the same gender ▫ Bisexual - seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of both genders • 2. Body Image ▫ Ideal male and female body types ▫ + body image, sexual activity and sexual satisfaction ▫ Plastic surgery • 3. Sexual Values and Ethics ▫ Culturally imposed rights and wrongs of sexual expression • 4. Erotic Preferences ▫ Attitudes and preferences toward sexual activities Sexual Identity Development • Sexual identity development involves: ▫ Acknowledging, recognizing, and labeling one’s sexual orientation. ▫ Conceptualizing it in positive terms. ▫ Disclosing it to others. Sexuality Implicit Association Task 1) Does the IAT reflect anything about your thoughts or feelings- unconscious or otherwise? In what ways? 2) Does the IAT reflect something about your automatic thoughts and feelings concerning this topic? 3) Whether you like your IAT score or not, does it capture something important about yourself? 4) Do you feel that your IAT score reflects the culture that you are exposed to, but not you, personally? Physiological Influences • Hormones ▫ Sexual differentiation - 3rd month - process during prenatal development that results in a fetus that is male or female ▫ Primary sex characteristics Sex organs ▫ Secondary sex characteristics Distinguishing physical features not involved in reproduction ▫ Androgens Principal class of male sex hormones Related to sexual motivation ▫ Estrogens Principal class of female sex hormones Not correlated with sexual interest Hormones and Sexual Behavior • Hormone levels affect sex drive in many animals....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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CEP260_Chapter_13_Pr - Chapter 13 The Development and Expression of Sexuality Agenda Quiz Sexual Identity Sexuality IAT Review

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