4500Sex2 - Chapter 2: Sex Research and Theory Overview of...

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Chapter 2: Sex Research and Theory Overview of Scientific Research Scientific research involves methods of collecting and analyzing empirical evidence, or data that can be observed Scientific knowledge is different from common sense, intuition, tradition, and authority in that it is supported by observable evidence The Interdisciplinary Nature of Sexology Biosexology: Biological aspects Psychosexology: Psychological influence Sociosexology: Social and cultural influence Theories of Sexuality Biological Theories Psychological Theories Sociological Theories Biological Theories Physiological theories Physiological processes Evolutionary/Sociobiological Theories Human evolution Psychological Theories Psychoanalytic theory Unconscious processes Classical conditioning Behavior modification Operant learning theory Behavioral consequences
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Social learning theory Environmental learning Cognitive/affective theories Thought processes Sociological Theories Symbolic interaction theory
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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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4500Sex2 - Chapter 2: Sex Research and Theory Overview of...

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