Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 4 Learning Objectives

• Provide a complete survey of the sexual differentiation process for internal and external reproductive structures.

Textbook Reference: Genes and Hormones Guide Sex Development

• Summarize, with examples, the chromosomal abnormalities that affect growth and fertility, and outline factors that can cause the gonads and genitals to be sexually ambiguous.

Textbook Reference: Sex Development Is Not Always Binary

• Summarize the research findings related to sex differences in cognitive function, personality differences, and sexual attitudes.

Textbook Reference: There Are Sex Differences in Many Mental Traits

• Outline the sex differences seen in human sexual behavior.

Textbook Reference: There are Sex Differences in Many Mental Traits

• Provide an account of the gender differences seen in children, from early infancy until puberty.

Textbook Reference: There are Sex Differences in Many Mental Traits

• Discuss the explanation provided by evolutionary psychology to account for the sex differences apparent in cognition, jealousy, and sexuality.

Textbook Reference: Biological Factors Underlie Sex Differences

• Summarize the evidence that many gendered traits may be caused by differential exposure to prenatal hormones.

Textbook Reference: Biological Factors Underlie Sex Differences

• Explain the socialization account of gender development, including influences from observational learning, rewards and punishments, imitation, language, and gender rules instilled throughout childhood.

Textbook Reference: Life Experiences Mold Sex Roles

• Describe the various types and classifications of transgender individuals, and discuss the types and forms of transgenders seen across different cultures.

Textbook Reference: Transgender People Challenge Society’s Deepest Division

• Describe the various stages of sex reassignment surgery.

Discuss the factors that influence a person who is considering this type of surgery and the reasons that many transexuals choose not to have surgery.

Textbook Reference: Transgender People Challenge Society’s Deepest Division