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chapter 4 - 5

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chapter 4 - 5 HSC 3110

University of Central Florida
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Chapters are based on relationships as well as sex exam 2 will be over chps 4-8 Chapters 4-5 cover: -puberty -sexual organs -attachement -relationships -communication
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puberty, sexuality, orientation, Relationships, communication




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Date Created: 10/03/16
Exam 2: Chapter 4­8 Chapter 4 • TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP, YOU MUST FIRST ACCEPT AND FEEL  GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF!!!!!!! • factors contributing to a healthy self • self concept ­ perception of self • self esteem ­ feeling towards self • self acceptance ­ value of self • roots of our identity/self can be found in childhood and relationships with parents and  other family members  • Gender roles ­ learned during childhood  • now common for women to work outside the home and for men to participate in more  parenting (opposite of what it was before) • studies show that girls do not necessarily play cooperatively and that what seemed so  ingrained can be changed depending on the messages children receive from caregivers,  media and institutions  • No gender language • speak differently so as to fit in socially and to anticipate finding a mate • Attachment ­ emotional tie between an infant and their caregiver or between two people in an intimate relationship • signifies our adult style of loving • people who run from relationships may have experiences anxious or avoidant attachment as children  • parent’s responses were either engulfing or abandoning • anxious/avoidant adults feel uncomfortable being close to others and seek escape from  another’s control • individuals who endured distant and aloof attachments can still establish satisfying  relationships later in life as adults • relationships established in adulthood and adolescence give us opportunities to work  through past unresolved conflicts and issues • Friendships ­ first relationships we form outside the family • friendships formed in childhood are an important part of growth • characteristics of friendships: • companionship is the good feeling you have when you’re with someone else • respect • acceptance • help • trust • loyalty • mutuality • reciprocity • Love is one of the most basic and profound human emotion • DOES NOT GIVE US PERFECT HAPPINESS BUT IT CAN GIVE US MORE MEANING IN  OUR LIVES • Many kinds of adults relationships, love is closely affected by sexuality • Strong relationships are based off of • trust • caring • respect • loyalty • interest in the other • concern with others’ well­being • intense love has confused and tormented lovers throughout history • Passionate Love ­ recognize the human emotions have two components: • physiological arousal • emotional explanation for the arousal • relationships change over time • at first, high levels of passion and intimacy • reduction of passion leads to the transformation of enduring love • Challenges faced in relationships • honesty and openness • unequal or premature commitment • unrealistic expectations  • partner to change  • assumptions • unsupported believes • competitiveness • balance of time together and apart • jealousy  • supportiveness • Ending an unhealthy relationship • breakup guidline: • give the relationship a fair chance • be fair and honest • tactful and compassionate • if you are the rejected person, make time for resolving your anger and pain • recognize the value in the experience • nonverbal communication : ability to interpret nonverbal messages • gender differences in communication: • men­  • establish dominance and may be competitive • men talk more and listen less • women­ • communicate in an affiliative way • perhaps want to establish friendships  • seek advice • obtain cues from listening and eye contact • Choosing a Partner: • similarities  • first attraction ­ observable characteristics  • personality traits and behaviors become more significant • most important question is “how much do we have in common” • Dating ­ different cultures have different rituals for finding a mate • American Culture: • getting to know each other • traditional male­female dating pattern • dating of young people “today” • “Hooking up” • Same­sex • gay and lesbian • sexual orientation  • homosexual relationships in relation to heterosexual • traditional gender roles • societal attitudes • same sex marriage • civil rights • homophobia • Singlehood • 115 million individuals • median age for marriage is 27 for men and 26 for women • Single­Parent families  • U.S census bureau • 26% of all children under 18 live with one parent • traditional family life cycle may be reversed • difficulties experienced as a single parent • Issues of Marriage: • realistic expectations • feeling good about the personality of their mate • communication • conflict resolution • religious and ethical values • egalitarian roles • good balance of individual and joint interests • ROLE OF COMMITMENT • Separation and Divorce • 50­55% chance • process of divorce • emotional separation is the first step • physical separation is the second • greatest stress­producing event next to death of a spouse or family member • recovery for divorce • remarriage • Parenthood • becoming a parent: • stressful transition • must learn quickly • marital roles may change • jobs may change • marital satisfaction may decline • Parenting styles: • authoritarian • authoritative • permissive or indulgent • uninvolved  • Children’s temperaments • easy children • difficulty children • slow to warm up children Chapter 5 • external female sex organs • mons pubis • labia majora/minora • prepuce • clitoris • urethral opening • vagina • internal female sex organs • uterus • endometrium • cervix • ovaries • fallopian tubes  • hymen • Male sex organs • Penis • glans • corpus spongiosum • Scrotum • testes  • epididymis • seminiferous tubules within testes • vas deferens • prostate • cooper’s glands • seminal vesicle Hormones and Reproductive Cycle • hormones regulated by pituitary gland • androgens • testes produced, most importantly testosterone in males • ovaries produce estrogen, progestogens and small amounts of testosterone  in females  • pituitary gland controlled by hypothalamus  Embryo Differentiation • conception ­ combining of 23 pairs of chromosomes • 23rd is the sex chromosome • sperm carries either a X or Y chromosome • egg carries an X sex chromosome • XX ­ female • XY ­ male Female Maturation • Puberty • 8­13 years old • breasts develop • rounding hips and butt • body hair growth • rapid body growth between 9­15 years old • Menstrual Cycle “Periods” ­ four phases • Menses ­ day 1­5 • estrogenic ­ day 6­13 • ovulation ­ day 14 • progestational ­ day 15­27 • Problems: • dysmenorrhea  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome) • PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) • lifestyle changes to reduce: • limite salt • exercise • no alcohol or tobacco • nutritious diet • relax • daily dairy of systems persist • drug treatments (if necessary)  Male Maturation • Occurs 2 years after girls • physical changes • testicular growth • penis growth • pubic hair • underarm and facial hair • deeper voice Sexual Functioning • sexual stimulation: comes from both physical and psychological stimuli • physical: • through senses  • erogenous zones • Psychological: • fantasies • ideas • memories of experiences in the past • mood Sexual Response Cycle • physiological mechanisms • vasocongestion • muscular tension  • 4 phases characterized the sexual response cycle: • excitement • plateau  • orgasmic • males (refraction phase) • resolution  Sex. problems • women:  • vaginitis • yeast infection (candida) • trichomonas • endometriosis • PID (pelvic inflammatory) • caused by STDs (50­75%) • Men: • prostatitis  • testicular cancer • epidiymitis  • testicular torsion • systemic diseases affect both men and women (diabetes) Sex. Dysfunctions • men • erectile dysfunction • premature ejaculation • retarded ejaculation • women • orgasmic dysfunction • dyspareunia (painful sex) • Treatment • medical  • psychosocial ­ troubled relationships • behavioral • relaxation and massage techniques Responsible and Varieties Sexual Behavior • Varieties • Celibacy  • autoeroticism and masturbation • erotic fantasy • Oral­genital stimulation • anal or sexual intercourse • touching and foreplay • Responsibility  • careful decision making • open, honest communication  • agreed sexual activities  • privacy • contraception • safe and sober sex • taking responsibility  Orientation • Preferences in sex partners: • homosexual • bisexual • heterosexual • Origin of Sexual Orientation • biological and genetic • Freudian psychoanalysis ­ oedipus complex • learning theory • couples series of biological and psychological interactions Gender, sexuality and media • Childhood sexual behavior • sexual play • adolescent sexuality, adult sexuality • sexuality in disability and illness


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