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PSY 234, Week 2 Notes

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PSY 234, Week 2 Notes PSY 234

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Week 2 Notes
Human Sexual Behavior
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Psychology, Biology, Human Sexual behavior
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Razan Alkhazaleh on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 234 at Pace University taught by Pointek in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Human Sexual Behavior in Psychlogy at Pace University.

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Date Created: 02/14/16
02/08/2016 1966 Masters and Johnson • Excitement • Plateau • Orgasm • Resolution • Base on physiology: clitoral and vaginal orgasms are the same, one is not superior than the other (((on the exam, focus will be on Masters and Johnson))) • female sex cell (egg)— ‘oocyte’ alive for 24 hours, holds 23 chromosomes • X (female) • male sex cell (sperm)— alive for 3 days, 23 chromosomes and determines gender • X or Y (female or male): XX is a female, XY is a male • one humans cells are made out 46 chromosomes • when oocyte is fertilized, it becomes a zygote • blastocyst: 4-5 days of division as it travels down the fallopian tube • once it arrives into the uterus, it becomes an embryo (less than 8 weeks) • more than 8 weeks: fetus • amniotic sac, umbilical cord, and placenta takes 8 weeks to develop • amniotic fluid in sac holds the exact genetic makeup of the fetus • amniocentesis: procedure done for woman who are over 36 because the risks of abnormality of the fetus are higher through genetic code, etc— by pulling fluid through needle and analyze at week 15 • Pregnancy is broken into 3 trimesters of 12 weeks • Teratogens: agents from the environment that the mother has been exposed to which can cause birth defects • Infectious diseases • STI’s • Ectopic pregnancy: when the blastocyst implants itself in the fallopian tube instead of making its way into the uterus • Gestation diabetes: woman who become diabetic ONLY when they’re pregnant (not before, or after) • Preeclampsia: very high blood pressure when pregnant (heart can’t pump blood easy because of the fluids in your body that’s in the way)— regulate fluid rate through medication that helps you urinate • Ultrasound: to see in Pregnancy loss; • Spontaneous abortion is the same as a miscarriage • 60% of miscarriages are due to chromosomal damage • Induced abortion (decided) 02/08/2016 Birthing Process; Labor (3 stages) • Transition stage: contractions regularly spaced, and 10cm. dilation of the cervix • Second stage: when the pushing/birth begins • Third stage: afterbirth, placenta and amniotic sac removed C-Section: • surgical procedure, more trauma to the mother than the baby • often don’t go through the transition stage/ straight to birth Epidural: medication through your spinal cord, and numbs you from the waist down


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