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Sexuality Psych 30651

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Notes for Exam 2
Adolescent Psychology
Haylee DeLuca
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sexuality, Risk, factors, sex, peers, Parenting, Adulthood, minority, homophobia, abortion, STIs, Viruses, bacterial, Infections
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amy Turk on Thursday October 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 30651 at Kent State University taught by Haylee DeLuca in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Adolescent Psychology in Psychology at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 10/13/16
SEXUALITY ● Teens are often negatively stereotyped ● Different cultures treat teen sexuality in different ways ● Developing a sexual identity involves… ○ Learning to manage sexual feelings ○ Learning to regulate sexual behavior ○ Sexual orientation Researching Sex ● Difficult due to the nature of the questions ● Dishonesty ● Social desirability ● Belief that oral sex is safer ○ Associated with fewer negative outcomes ● Sexual Script = stereotyped pattern of role prescriptions for how people should behave in sexual contexts ○ Different for men and women ○ A double standard still exists Risk Factors ● family/parenting ○ Low parental monitoring ○ Having older sexually active siblings ● Peers ● Individual characteristics ○ Self-regulation ○ Prosocial norms ○ Spirituality In Emerging Adulthood ● Males have more casual sex partners ● Emerging adults have more sex partners than young adults ● Casual sex is more common in emerging adulthood than it is in young adulthood ● Gender differences ● Sexual minority = most likely a combination of genetic, cognitive, hormonal, and environmental factors ○ Majority also experience some degree of opposite-sex attraction ● Homophobia = having irrational negative feelings against people who have same-sex attractions ○ In extreme forms can lead to ridicule, physical assault, murder Abortion ● 38 states restruct teeb access ● 27% of teen pregnancies ● Carries few medical risks if performed in the first trimester STIs ● Sexually transmitted infections = contracted through sexual contact ● Caused by viruses ○ AIDS, genital herpes, genital warts ● Caused by bacterial infections ○ Gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia ● Quid pro quo sexual harassment = when a school employee threatens to base an educational decision on a student’s submission to unwelcome sexual conduct ● Sex education in schools ○ Most studies reveal that parents want schools to provide comprehensive sexual education


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