CFS 240 Chapter 01 - Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality...

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Chapter 1 – Perspectives on Sexuality Diversity – liberal to conservative - age, race, religious, education, socioeconomic Psychosocial orientation – psychological factors (attitudes) & social conditioning (norms) Themes – 1. sex for procreation 2. I. “Sexuality…” – What do we think of? A. intimacy B. intercourse C. attraction D. gender identity – maleness or femaleness II. Four Influences A. biology – anatomy, hormones B. behavior – use of condoms C. culture – parents, peers, media, religion D. cognitive – values, beliefs, philosophies A. Taboos – incest, child pornography B. Normal – health C. Moral – doing the right thing D. Psychological – self-esteem IV. Cultural Legacies A. Egypt – permissive B. Jews – rejected permissiveness, “be C. Greeks –permissive D. Romans – most
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course CHFS 250 taught by Professor Darnt during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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CFS 240 Chapter 01 - Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality...

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