Human Sexual Behavior Chapter 1 Notes
Human Sexual Behavior Chapter 1 Notes psych 300
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Date Created: 02/19/16
Important Sex Researchers Henry Havelock Ellis Physician in Victorian England Studies in the psychology of sex Believed that women like men are sexual creatures Reformer- believed that sexual deviation from the norm are often harmless and urged to accept them Richard von Krafft-Ebing Special interest in “pathological sexuality” Psychopathia Sexualis- collection of more than 200 case histories of pathological individuals Not objective or tolerant Coined the concepts of sadism, masochism, pedophilia and the terms of heterosexuality Magnue Hirschfeld Founded first sex research institute and administered the first large scale sex survey (10000 people- 130 item questionnaire) Coined term transvestite Sex in The Media Media has 3 types of influence: o Cultivation o Agenda setting o Social learning- media provides role models whom we imitate Cross- Cultural Perspectives on Sexuality Culture- traditional ideas and values transmitted to a group which influence patterns of behavior Ethnocentrism- tendency to regard ones own culture as superior, belief that its own culture are the standard by which other cultures should be judged All societies regulate sexual behavior in some way o Incest taboos- regulations prohibiting sexual interaction between blood relatives are nearly universal o Condemnation of forced sexual relationships Societies respond differently to o Sexual techniques o Masturbation o Premarital sex o Extramarital sex o Sex with same gendered partners o Standard of attractiveness Media Influence on Sexuality o In communications theory: o Cultivation The view that exposure to the mass media makes people thinking that what they see there represents the mainstream of what really occurs o Agenda Setting The idea that the media defines what is important and what is not by which stories they cover o Social learning The idea that the media provides role models whom we imitate Social Learning o The internet is the newest and perhaps the most powerful mass media influence o 84% of US homes with children have internet access o Exposure to sex on the Internet is growing rapidly o Potential for positive and negative effects on human sexuality Cross-cultural perspectives on sexuality o Culture- traditional ideas and values passed down from generation to generation within a group and transmitted to members of the group by symbols (such as language) Influence patterns of behavior within a group o Masturbation is found among many species of mammals o Same gender sexual behavior is found in many species o Sexual signaling is found in other species o Human uniqueness- sexual behavior is more instinctively controlled among lower species and more controlled by the brain in higher species
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