Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 1 Learning Objectives

1. Explain the difference in meaning between “sex” and “sexuality.”

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2. Describe how evolutionary processes have influenced sexuality.

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3. Describe how sexuality has changed over time and has been influenced by culture.

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4. Outline how both birth rates and the institution of marriage have changed since the late 18th century.

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5. Identify the pioneers of human sexuality research and discuss their relative contributions to the field.

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6. Explain the differing views of Sigmund Freud and Magnus Hirschfield on the topic of sexual orientation. Understand how those early ideas relate to current scientific findings about sexual orientation.

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7. Explain the biomedical approach to the study of human sexuality and describe the impact this field has had on people’s sex lives and reproductive health.

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8. Provide a survey of the variety of perspectives and scientific approaches to sex research found within the various branches of psychology.

Textbook Reference: Sexuality Can Be Studied with a Wide Variety of Methods

9. Describe sociological approaches to the study of human sexuality, including the research tools often used in this area and the results of the major surveys.

Textbook Reference: Sexuality Can Be Studied with a Wide Variety of Methods

10. Outline factors that can make sex research challenging, and explain how researchers have addressed those issues.

Textbook Reference: Sexuality Can Be Studied with a Wide Variety of Methods

11. Name the key national and international organizations involved in sex research, and summarize the 2014 universal Declaration of Sexual Rights.

Textbook Reference: Sexuality Can Be Studied with a Wide Variety of Methods