4500Sex1 - • Emotional Influences • Cultural...

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Chapter 1: Choices in Sexuality - An Introduction Elements of Human Sexuality Thoughts Sexual Self-Concept Values Emotions Anatomy/Physiology Reproduction Behaviors Interpersonal Relationships Diversity Personal Choices: Why Take a Course in Human Sexuality? Sexual Values Sexual Values Sexual Values Other “Things” Rules What kind of sex? Absolutism Relativism Hedonism The Sexual Double Standard One standard for women and another for men
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Sources of Sexual Values Religion Puritans Victorian Era and Science Television and Media Family Members Peers School Sex Education Programs Nature of Sexual Choices Not to Decide Is to Decide Choices Involve Trade-Offs Choices Include Selecting a Positive or Negative View Choices Produce Ambivalence and Uncertainty Some Choices Are Revocable; Some Are Not Sexual Choices Are Learned Influences on Sexual Choices
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Unformatted text preview: • Emotional Influences • Cultural Constraints • Previous Decisions • Alcohol and Drug Use • Peers • Family Factors • Locus of Control • Personal Choices: Do You or Other Factors Control Your Sexual Choices? Making Sexual Choices • Basic Decision-Making Steps Clarification Understanding Identify and explore Consequences Weigh alternatives Selection Implementation • Important Skills for Decision Making Information-gathering Assertiveness Negotiation Collaboration Learning Social Changes and Sexual Choices • Sexuality on Television • Sexuality on the Internet • Birth Control Availability • Divorce and Cohabitation • Women in the Labor Force • Social Movements • Fear of HIV and AIDS • Reproductive and Medical Technology Artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilizations...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 4500 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Valdosta State University .

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