Theoretical Approaches to Studying Human Sexuality

Recommended Reading

Abramson, P.R., & Pinkerton, S.D. (2002).With pleasure: Thoughts on the nature of human sexuality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bancroft, J. (Ed.). (2000). The role of theory in sex research. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Bancroft, J. (2008). Human sexuality and its problems (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone.

Baumeister, R.F. (Ed.). (2001). Social psychology and human sexuality: Essential readings. London, UK: Psychology Press.D’Emilio, J. (1998). Sexual politics, sexual communities: The making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940–1970 (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Fisher, H. (1992). Anatomy of love: A natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray.

New York, NY: Random House.

Fisher H. (2004). Why we love: The nature and chemistry of romantic love. New York, NY: Henry Holt.

Freud, S. (1920). Three contributions to the theory of sex (A.A. Brill, Trans.). New York, NY: Nervous and Mental Disease Publish Co. (Original work published 1905). Available at www.gutenberg .org/files/14969/14969-h/14969-h.htm.

Gagnon, J.H., & Simon, W. (2005).Sexual conduct: The social sources of human sexuality (2nd ed.). New Brunswick, NJ; Aldine Transaction.

Weis, D.L. (Ed.). (1998). Journal of Sex Research, 35(1).Available at of the articles in this issue of the Journal of Sex Research, edited by D.L. Weis, concern theory and sexuality. While dated, most of the papers are still relevant and interesting.)

Recommended Viewing

Berg, A.D., & Stacker, A.D. (Writers).(1997). Sexual attraction [Television series episode]. In

T. Golden (Producer), The unexplained. United States: Towers Production (A&E Network).

Daley, S. (Director). (2000). The nature of sex [Television series episode]. In R. Godeanu (Producer), Nature. United States: Thirteen/WNET New York.

Miles, C. (Writer & Director). (1997). Love in the ancient world [Documentary]. United States:

A&E Network.

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