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Human Sexual Behavior Chapter 1 Notes

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Human Sexual Behavior Chapter 1 Notes psych 300

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Detailed notes on the first chapter in the Understanding Human Sexuality book
Human Sexual Behavior
Elaine Belton
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Human Sexual behavior, Psychology 300, chapter1, Understanding Human Sexuality
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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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