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studying human sexuality: He began teaching the marriage and family course, when many students had began to bombard him with questions about sex (for which he sometimes did not have the answers to and did not have the research to back up his answers because very little research had been done). what was
Kinsey’s methodology, and how/why did he train his interviewers: Kinsey conducted interviews with set questions that allowed for him to know if an individual was lying about their past due to answer inconsistencies. Asking questions in the right way would allow participants to feel more comfortable aboutopening up about a taboo and personal subject matter. know that in 1947 Kinseyand his colleagues established the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research. what wereKinsey’s two publications, and what did they reveal about sex: he published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) which debunked myths about sex. how were these publications received by the general public: Public enjoyed reading them and understanding how sex really works versus how the government and educators taught sex ed tostudents. How were these publications received by conservatives and religious organizations: his findings angered conservative and religious organizations. wasKinsey able to finish his work on sexuality: No, he died and lost funding before hewas able to finish his works. Died in 1956 at age 62.* what is the NHSLS and why was it implemented: National Health and Social Life Survey. in 1987 the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services called for studyon sexual attitudes and practices of American adults – this was in response to AIDS. what did this study reveal: Americans were more sexually conservative than previously thought – most people had sex a few times a month or less and have three sex partners over their lifetime -- sexual choices people make are restricted by their social networks, ie, family and friends * what did Bell and Weinberg study, and what were their research findings: They studied homosexuality (gay and lesbian people and the sex habits) and heterosexual people too (to allow for comparison). unlike society’s view that homosexuality was a psychological problem that needed to be cured, this research showed that the majority of gays do not fit the stereotypes –gays don’t push unwanted sexual advances onto people; gays don’t seduce or sexually assault kids – in fact, heterosexual men were found to be more likely to sexually abuse kids* what is ethnographic research: Studying small groups of people (whether participating or not) and whether or not the participants knew or didn’t know about it.* who were Masters and Johnson, and how did they study sex: Masters was a gynecologist and Johnson was a psychological researcher. They focused on the biological and scientific perspective of sex and also dove into sexual dysfunction.